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The Faces of "Building Alaska"

It takes a special breed of individual to face down the challenges in the remote regions of Alaska. Here are three men, and their families and teams, determined to carve out homes in some of the most unforgiving terrain on the planet.

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Jim Wagner, Builder<br>The Gustavus Project

Jim Wagner is a resident of Gustavus, Alaska, near Juneau. The population of Gustavus is 400. Jim plans to build his wilderness getaway in Chicken, Alaska — some 387 miles from Gustavus, as the crow flies. The population of Chicken: 7.



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