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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.

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