Alaska: Skagway remembers

My Dad was in the Korean War. He was in the sub service. When I saw this plaque and the Quonset Hut it reminded me of how these were used during World War II and the Korean War. You don’t see them much anymore. One could argue they were the precursors to prefab dwellings. After the war, the Rodger Young Village popped up in Griffith park to give housing to returning veterans. At the time it was controversial with nearly 5000 inhabitants. I stood in front of the hut marveling at the utility of it and empathetically connecting with what it must have been like to return from the war to one of these. I imagined the beauty of Griffith Park today and imagined what it would look like peppered with huts.

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