A Clock ?
Scavenger Hunt Challenge #2, Week 11 of 13
Week beginning 6.10.06
Photos Due by 6.16.06
BONUS POINTS AVAILABLE:
1 pt. if the clock is an outdoor clock.
3 pts. if the clock is showing the hour.
5 pts. if the clock is showing Noon (or midnight).
?I tried hard for noon – even leaving work a bit early for lunch. Howsomever . . . the drippiness of the day began to get harder and soon I was standing in a downright downpour and shivering to boot. Not to mention the camera was getting wet – dinna want that! So – it’s a moment or two BEFORE? noon.
This is our fair city’s new town clock. Posted in a place that some think is town central – but we are so spread out that there really isn’t such a thing. It’s just a way for the town criers to make themselves feel better. Crafted by students and teacher at Kenai Peninsula College, the local campus of University of Alaska Anchorage.
Those are metal salmon swimming up a metal river. Kenai is home to the Kenai River which is home to the world’s largest king salmon ever taken on rod and reel. The record King weighed in at over 97 pounds – AFTER having sat in the bed of a truck for most of the day drying out. Imagine the weight fresh off the river! It is surmised to have been well over 100 pounds. Les Anderson was the fisherman of the day – week and decade. He is gone now, but the legend lives on – as does the stuffed fish which is displayed proudly at the Soldotna Visitors Center.
There – a bit of history on our area.