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"Welcome to Alaska"

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Nestled within the Tanana River Valley, the abundant wetlands and forests of the Tetlin National Wildlife Refuge welcome thousands of birds and people crossing the border into Alaska each year. The Refuge Visitor Center is often the first place visitors to Alaska encounter when driving into the state. Two of the first people to welcome them are Cora Demit and Sylvia Pitka, Refuge employees and residents of the nearby village of Northway.