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By A.J. Roan
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Alaska still feels the work of Wesley Dunkle

Miner, inventor, hiker, aviator; man lived on the ground and air North of 60 Mining News – November 4, 2022


Last updated 12/3/2022 at 5:17am

Wesley Earl Dunkle's flight logbook at the Alaska Aviation Museum.

Alaska Aviation Museum

Dunkle's personal flight logbook. Simple and unadorned, much like the man. Alas, the Alaska Aviation Museum will most likely not see that five dollars.

As we honor tradition and significant achievement toward mining, mineral exploration, or all-around trailblazing in Alaska, there are many individuals who have been immortalized through the Alaska Mining Hall of Fame. Among these legends is Wesley Earl Dunkle, whose impacts on Last Frontier aviation are as memorable as his mining exploits and possibly even more strongly felt today.

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