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Dick Proenneke.

April 27, 2011

What an interesting life Richard Louis “Dick” Proenneke (May 4, 1916–April 20, 2003) had. From serving in the second World War as a carpenter to working on a sheep farm in Oregon, he sure has seen much. In 1968 he decided to leave everything and spend his “retirement” at Twin Lakes in Alaska. He then remained at Twin Lakes for the next 16 months, when he left to go home for a spell to visit relatives and secure more supplies. He returned to the lakes in the following spring and remained there for most of the next 30 years, only to leave occasionally to be with his family. Dick left his cabin to the National Park Service and it remains today as a popular visitor attraction in the still-remote Twin Lakes region. 

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  1. March 14, 2012 11:27 AM

    Thanks for posting. This book inspired me to plan a 2013 AK getaway.

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