Snow-Prospect Creek TB
Wednesday, February 26, 2014
Texas, United States
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About This Item
This series of “snow” travel bugs each commemorates a cold US city. I am not sure how one determines the coldest US cities in the winter. Does one rank the record lows, lowest monthly averages or lowest winter averages? Many of the cities would appear on all three lists. Rather than try to assign a ranking, I will simply include some cities or hamlets from each of the criteria. Regardless of ranking, we have to acknowledge that all of the locations identified in this series are really, really cold places in winter.
Prospect Creek, Alaska is a tiny settlement about 180 miles north of Fairbanks. It is perhaps best known for its gold and quartz mining and also lies near Alaska's Gates of the Arctic National Park, which itself is no small hint of the weather conditions typical for the area in the winter. Though it isn't home to North America's coldest weather — that record belongs to Greenland, where the temperature dropped to 87
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