ɑʁvik], English: /ˌʊtkiˈɑːvɪk/ UUT-kee-AH-vik,) officially the City of Utqiaġvik and known as Barrow (/ˈbæroʊ/) until 2016, is the largest city (and the borough seat) of the North Slope Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska and is located north of the Arctic Circle.
the place for gathering wild roots
It is located on the north coast of Alaska along the Arctic Ocean. There are about 2,100 kilometers between Barrow and the North Pole . Because Barrow is located above the Arctic Circle , there are times of the year during which the sun never sets, and other times when it never rises above the horizon.
But situated only 508 miles from the North Pole, a military installation named Alert, located at the northeastern tip of Ellesmere Island in Nunavut, Canada, is the northernmost permanently inhabited place in the world !
Alaska does not limit or tax alcoholic beverages brought into this state for personal use and not for resale. Over 75 Alaska communities have, by local option, banned the importation or possession of alcoholic beverages. It may be a felony crime to ship alcoholic beverages to those communities.
Utqiagvik is not connected by road to the rest of Alaska , even though it is the economic center of the North Slope Borough. More than 4,000 people live here and survive largely by hunting whales, seals, polar bears, walrus, waterfowl, caribou, and catching fish from the Arctic Ocean or nearby rivers and lakes.
Barrow has gone dry. Because of an October election in which voters approved prohibition , the town that once barred the sale of alcohol but tolerated its importation and possession now bans booze completely. Possession of alcoholic beverages subjects offenders to fines of up to $1,000.
While there is immense history hiding here, the greatest claim to fame of Prospect Creek , Alaska is being home to the United States record low temperature of −79.8 °F (−62.1 °C) which happened on January 23, 1971.
Fact: The Interior Region of Alaska enjoys warm summers. Ft. Yukon holds the state’s high temperature record: 100 F in June, 1915! Fairbanks often has summer temperatures in the 80s and occasionally gets up into the 90s.
There is only one major road that you can take to drive to Alaska and that is the Alaska Highway. Regardless of where you start in the United States or Canada, you will eventually join the Alaska Highway. The three roads that make up the highway are British Columbia Highway 97, Yukon Highway 1 and Alaska Route 2.
A gallon of milk is $10. A gallon of water is $9.59.