Jean Turner in front of the historic Customs House, which was shoved forty feet up the riverbank by ice. | Credit: SAM HARRELL
Lots of writers – Jack London, James Michener, and John McPhee – have fallen in love with the former Gold Rush boom town of Eagle, Alaska. This summer the Yukon River flooded, devastating Eagle. Eagle-smitten poet Ted Genoways traveled there to see the damage. Produced by Jesse Dukes.
Produced in cooperation with Mother Jones Magazine, with travel support from The Nation Institute.