Nagley's store, Talkeetna, Alaska, USA.

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It takes a few things to climb Denali, and among them are extensive logistical infrastructure and being a special kind of crazy. When those two elements collide, you get a town like Talkeetna: a hub for climbers, tourists, and idiosyncratic Alaskans with a slightly crunchier take on the state's 'Do what you will' libertarian mindset. Fact: in 1997, the town elected a cat named Stubbs as its mayor.


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