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Most towns have museums that chronicle local history and achievements. Deadhorse is the town anchoring life along Prudhoe Bay, but it could also serve as a museum dedicated to humankind's hunt for energy and its ability to adapt to harsh conditions to capture that energy.
The costly, much-publicized Arctic oil and gas project is complex and varied. Visitors can survey oil wells, stations,
and oil-company residential complexes—small cities themselves—and might get the chance to spot caribou and wildflowers.
The northernmost community in the United States, Barrow sits 1,300 miles south of the North Pole. The village is 10 miles south of the Beaufort...