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Photo courtesy of the Michael Nore collection ©

Petersburg’s waterfront circa 1920.

July 14, 1982 - If someone has explained to you that, honestly, he was bumping along Three Lakes Loop Road last Wednesday in an old pickup truck and along came a big, silver Greyhound bus with a sign in the front window saying “Macon, Georgia,” he was telling the truth.

The driver of the first tour bus to hit Petersburg in years says he has always liked cruising his Greyhound down the less beaten, potholed path. He guided this busload of senior citizens from Macon, up Canada’s rugged Highway 37 and on to Mt. McKinley before pulling into the belly of the Taku and letting the ferry sys...

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