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Sitka is located on Baranoff Island. When the Russians owned Alaska, this was the Alaskan capital, so the Russian influence is particularly strong here.

This sunset was seen from the Sitka Sportsman's Association RV Park. The location is next to the ferry terminal, which is handy because we had an early morning ferry but it's the only Park I've ever stayed in that included a shooting range.

The nearby island was the site of practical joke in 1974 when a local resident flew hundreds of old tires into Mount Edgecumbe,s volcanic crater and then lit them on fire, all in a (successful) attempt to fool the city dwellers into believing that the volcano was stirring to life.

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