Walter Mencken 11 a.m., Nov. 27
front-porch view in Homer, AK
Posted November 8, 2012
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Escape from it all in the "halibut fishing capital of the world."
In 1896, Homer Pennock arrived in a sleepy seaside hamlet in southern Alaska hoping to strike a fortune. He managed the Alaska Gold Mining Company, but his mining ventures ultimately failed. Pennock left the area ...