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Friday, August 24, 2012

Alaska State Fair's 12-day run kicks off

 
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MARC LESTER / Anchorage Daily News
 Chloe St. Jean-Richard performs on the wheel during the Brown Entertainment acrobatic show. The 2012 Alaska State Fair opened to the public on Thursday, August 23, 2012, in Palmer. The fair continues through September 3.
By MIKE DUNHAM
Anchorage Daily News
August 24th, 2012
PALMER -- Rain pounded the Alaska State Fair Grounds on Thursday morning, but by noon, when the gates opened for the first day of the fair, skies lightened and precipitation eased to a bare drizzle. While sprinkles continued for the rest of the day, it wasn't enough to keep the pavement wet.
As usual, traffic was relatively light on opening day. But a line formed at the "Our Body: Live Healthy" display at the Don Sheldon Events Center. That facility, which in previous years has housed showings of reptiles and kangaroos, is the site of an exhibit of preserved human specimens intended to illustrate the construction and functions of the body. It includes 12 complete cadavers with portions removed to show anatomical details, a skeleton and removed human skin, with several limb and organs displayed separately.
Read more here: http://www.adn.com/2012/08/23/2598153/light-rain-light-traffic-welcome.html#storylink=cpy

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