This is a continuation of an interview with Walter Johnson conducted by David Krupa on August 20, 1992 in Anchorage, Alaska. This is a continuation of tape number Oral History 93-15-19. In this part of the interview, Walter talks about effects of tourism, and the future of Wiseman.
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Project: Gates of the Arctic National Park
Date of Interview: Aug 20, 1992
Narrator(s): Walter Johnson
Interviewer(s): David Krupa
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1) The frequency of people coming and going in Wiseman
2) What the future of Wiseman will be
3) Collecting plants in the Gates area
4) Two stories of the time are told
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Section 1: Wiseman -- population\ "wilderness" -- defined|
Section 2: Wiseman -- future\ Homer\ mining -- Wiseman\ Wiseman -- tourism\ subsistence -- need for balance|
Section 3: plants -- collection of\ botany\ Anderson\ Gasser, George\ Territorial Department of Agriculture\ Anderson, J.P.\ plant -- identification\ old-timers -- gardening\ English, Mary\ Arctic John\ Ness, Albert|
Section 4: Wiseman -- climbing mountains in 1972, 1982\ Haul Road\ Brockman, Ross|