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Anchorage, meet Fairbanks: A tale of two cities

Anchorage, meet Fairbanks: A tale of two cities By K. W. M. Farmer I had a revealing experience this past winter at a party near Fairbanks. There was a huge bonfire. Parked cars stretched for miles up and down the road. The mob of partygoers stretched in a loose pack across two neighboring cabin yards, everyone boozing by the gallon and jumping to the thump of the band. It was well after midnight when some young sport from the university climbed onto a buddy’s shoulders and bellowed at us to listen up! Juneau rules!; he roared. His posse of Juneauites wolf-howled their approval. I sighed and looked up at the...