From: WoolyGooly on
On Sat, 17 Mar 2007 15:44:30 -0800, NO_SPAM_TO_dpharris(a)gci.net
(Dennis P. Harris) wrote:

>People are apparently lining up early Monday morning at Anderson
>City Hall for a chance to buy free lots.

Rumor is there's not a whole hell of a lot in Anderson.
From: Zilbandy on
On 18 Mar 2007 16:24:54 GMT, et472(a)FreeNet.Carleton.CA (Michael Black)
wrote:

>So yes, the land might be free (if someone actually rushes up there and gets
>it), but they do have to consider the rest of their life living up there. At
>the very least, it will require a radical shift in thinking.

Kind of makes you wonder why there are only 300 people in town, huh?
LOL

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Zilbandy
From: Zilbandy on
On Sun, 18 Mar 2007 11:40:47 -0500, WoolyGooly <boogers(a)lots.of.snot>
wrote:

>>People are apparently lining up early Monday morning at Anderson
>>City Hall for a chance to buy free lots.
>
>Rumor is there's not a whole hell of a lot in Anderson.

If there's not at least 2 fast food joints in town, I'm not going. :)

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Zilbandy
From: Anthony Matonak on
Dave wrote:
>>
>> Be aware that this town of 300 is about 80 miles SW of Fairbanks,
>> and winter temps can get down to -60 degF on a regular basis.
>> This is an attempt to increase the year round population, so it's
>> not the way to get a cheap summer-only cabin.
>
> And with only electricity for heat? That's hardly a cheap housing
> solution. :) -Dave

What makes you think the only option for heat is electricity?
Sure, electricity is the only utility installed on the property
but that doesn't mean a person couldn't get propane, oil or
something else delivered.

Anthony
From: Dave on

>>
>> And with only electricity for heat? That's hardly a cheap housing
>> solution. :) -Dave
>
> What makes you think the only option for heat is electricity?
> Sure, electricity is the only utility installed on the property
> but that doesn't mean a person couldn't get propane, oil or
> something else delivered.
>
> Anthony

Anthony - This is alaska we are talking about. Think about asking someone
to deliver oil for you to antarctica and you'll get the idea. Worse, the
town only has a population of 300 to begin with, 80 miles or so from the
next nearest town. Yikes.

I'm betting propane/oil is either not available, or prohibitively
xpensive. -Dave