September 12, 2015
WOW! Thanks for all the comments on my POTD yesterday.
The glaciers in College Fjord, Alaska are amazing, there's so many of them. They are all named after an American college. This is the "start" of the Harvard Glacier.
According to Wikipedia: "College Fjord is a fjord located in the northern sector of Prince William Sound in the U.S. state of Alaska. The fjord contains five tidewater glaciers (glaciers that terminate in water), five large valley glaciers, and dozens of smaller glaciers, most named after renowned East Coast colleges (women's colleges for the NW side, and men's colleges for the SE side). College Fjord was discovered in 1899 during the Harriman Expedition, at which time the glaciers were named. The expedition included a Harvard and an Amherst professor, and they named many of the glaciers after elite colleges. According to Bruce Molina, author of Alaska's Glaciers, "They took great delight in ignoring Princeton."
"Alaska itself is an unusual state." ~ Fareed Zakaria
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Have an unusually awesome day today my friends!!!
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