Marshall changes history
Lands selection officer, geologist convinced Alaska leaders to gain control of North Slope acreage before Prudhoe Bay field discovered
Geologist Tom Marshall came to Alaska from Wyoming in 1958 to homestead on federal lands.
He was eager to get in on the ground floor of the Cook Inlet oil exploration boom touched off by the Swanson River discovery in 1957.
“I also wanted to see if Alaska was the magnificent place that my grandfathe....
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