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Bonnie and Sam Ward in Alaska. Photo submitted.

Farmington native publishes a tale of true-life adventure

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Bonnie Ward was 26 years old and working a good job in 1981 when her husband, Sam, came home with an announcement that would change her life. He had put their home on the market, he said, and given his notice at work. They were moving to Alaska.


The announcement wasn’t a complete surprise. The couple had talked about Sam’s dream of living off the land in the Alaskan wilderness. But for Ward, it was a plan for someday. Not right away.

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Nathan Hansen
Nathan Hansen has been a reporter and editor with the Farmington Independent and the Rosemount Town Pages since 1997. He is very tall.
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