End of the Trail
Notices in this section are limited to names of those who have achieved pioneer status through many years in the North, or who are otherwise of unquestioned importance in the daily scene.
Russ Thompson, 46, died July 18 in Anchorage. A meteorologist, gunsmith, trapper and assistant guide, he lived in Barrow for many years as well as in Kaktovik, Yakutat and King Salmon. He had been given the names Akaq (grizzly bear) and Qawik (wolverine) by Eskimo hunting companions. He aso spent time in the Antarctic, where he discovered a bivalve clam that bears his name; Thompson Peninsula and Thompson's Nunatak also were named after him. Ã?Â [Apr1979]
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