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Bettles, Alaska

Bettles is a city in Yukon-Koyukuk Census Area, United States. It is near Gates of the Arctic National Preserve; the population was 12 at the 2010 census. The original village was founded a mile southwest of the junction of the John & Koyukuk Rivers in the late 1890s during the Alaska Gold Rush and was named for Gordon C. Bettles, a printer and trader who established the trading post and community in 1898. A post office was established in 1901 and continued intermittently until 1956. Residents began relocating 5 miles east to Evansville, where the airstrip that serves the community today was built in World War II and is now used for commercial air service; the Hickel Highway was used to transport equipment and supplies to the North Slope for oil exploration, to build the Dalton Highway, now used as a truck route to the oilfields. The old village was abandoned and the New Bettles was carved out of Evansville and was incorporated in 1985; the original village of Bettles first appeared on the 1930 U.

S. Census as an unincorporated village. At that time, it was located on the west bank of the Koyukuk River, a mile west of its junction with the John River 66°54′25″N 151°40′59″W. With the construction of the airfield at Evansville 5 miles east, residents began relocating away by the 1940s and the post office closed in 1956; the original village would be known as "Old Bettles." It would last appear on the 1960 U. S. Census, although it is not clear if the figures for 1950 and 1960 were for the settlement of the old village or for the new settlement around the airstrip in Evansville, it was reported the last residents left the old village in 1997, though several buildings still remain two decades later. The present day city of "New" Bettles is about 5 miles east of the old settlement surrounding the Bettles Airstrip and was known as Evansville, it is located on the south bank of the Koyukuk River and east of. 66°55′08″N 151°30′58″W. Although the area began to be settled around World War II with the construction of the airfield, it was not clear if the population figures for 1950 and 1960 were for the "New" Bettles or the old village, which still was occupied until 1997.

When Bettles ceased to report after the 1960 census, the area around the airfield reported as the unincorporated village of Evansville on the 1970 census and as a census-designated place on the 1980 census. In 1985, a section of unincorporated Evansville was carved out and incorporated as the city of Bettles, it has appeared on the U. S. Census again beginning in 1990; as of the census of 2000, there were 43 people, 16 households, 9 families residing in the city. The population density was 26.2 people per square mile. There were 36 housing units at an average density of 21.9/sq mi. The racial makeup of the city was 76.74% White, 18.60% Native American, 4.65% from two or more races. There were 16 households out of which 37.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 50.0% were married couples living together, 6.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 43.8% were non-families. 18.8% of all households were made up of individuals and none had someone living alone, 65 years of age or older.

The average household size was 2.69 and the average family size was 3.44. In the city, the population was spread out with 30.2% under the age of 18, 7.0% from 18 to 24, 37.2% from 25 to 44, 25.6% from 45 to 64. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 104.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 130.8 males. The median income for a household in the city was $49,375, the median income for a family was $65,000. Males had a median income of $47,917 versus $48,750 for females; the per capita income for the city was $19,585. There were 10.0% of families and 6.4% of the population living below the poverty line, including 11.1% of under eighteens and none of those over 64. The population of Bettles has decreased since 2000; the 2010 census estimated the population at 12 and the latest census estimates remain at 12. The Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce development estimates the 2017 population at 9. Bettles is located on the southeast bank of the Koyukuk River at 66°54′48″N 151°31′21″W.

The city is on the former Hickel Highway, that now connects to the Dalton Highway as a winter ice road only and crosses the Jim River. Bettles is 35 miles north of the Arctic Circle just south of the Brooks Range; the city is served by a 5,190-foot gravel airstrip built by the military. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.6 square miles, all of it land. As is typical of the Alaska Interior, Bettles experiences a subarctic climate with long, frigid winters and short, warm summers, is located in USDA Plant Hardiness Zone 1, indicating the coldest temperature of the year is at or below −50 °F. Temperatures remain below freezing from late October to late March, the bulk of the year's snow occurs from October to April, with light accumulations in May and September. In summer, temperatures reach 70 °F on 37 days and 80 °F on 6.4, with an average of 1 night not falling below 60 °F. The threat of frost begins in late August, but sometimes it can happen during the first half of that month.

A majority of the annual precipitation of 14.9 inches occurs during summer as well. Extreme temperatures have ranged from −70 °F, recorded on January 4, 1975, up to 93 °F, set on July 6, 1986; the community was

Mulligan Stew (TV series)

Mulligan Stew is an American children's educational television series and sponsored by the USDA Extension Service and its youth outreach program, 4-H. Taking its name from the hobo dish, Mulligan Stew aired in syndication beginning in the fall of 1972 and continued in reruns on public television into the early 80s; the six-episode series follows the adventures of a group of five school-age musicians and their mentor, all dedicated to teaching others about good nutrition and developing healthier eating habits. The series, along with various educational materials including a companion comic book with additional adventures of the characters, was developed by the Michigan State University Cooperative Extension Service; the series centers on the humorous adventures of a group of five school-aged kids who are all members of a rock band called "Mulligan Stew". The band members are: the leader, their grownup advisor and mentor is Wilbur Dooright, a bespectacled, bumbling accountant who, in some episodes, gives the kids their assignments "from upstairs", assumed to be a secret governmental organization.

Wilbur provides much of the comic relief throughout the series. An integral and ubiquitous part of the program's message was the "4-4-3-2" balanced diet program, part of the standard USDA nutrition guidelines/recommendations promoted during the 1960s and 1970s; the use of dietary supplements was discouraged. This message was enthusiastically repeated by the children several times per episode. Mulligan Stew was developed in early 1971 by the USDA Extension Service, filmed by the USDA Motion Picture Service. Mulligan Stew was developed based on plan and design proposals by Developmental Committees, Iowa State University Extension Service 4-H Nutrition Television Programs; the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program provided a grant to produce the series. The target audience of the program was older elementary school students, fourth through sixth grade. Eleanor Wilson, the national 4-H TV coordinator at the time, was tapped to be the series' technical advisor. Wilson subcontracted with Iowa State University to develop an outline of educational concepts for the series.

USDA Extension hired Ira Klugerman to direct the series. Klugerman, who came from a background of children's television at WQED in Pittsburgh, came up with the title and general treatment for the series. V. "Buddy" Renfro was the credited producer. Production began on location in southeast Washington, DC in 1971. Other filming locations included major production partner Michigan State University's home base of Lansing, on location for one episode at Johnson Space Center in Houston; the low budget of the project proved to be a significant challenge, as well as the unique challenges of working with child actors. The producers wanted the style of the series to reflect trends begun in other popular and innovative TV shows such as Sesame Street and Laugh-In. Puppetry and animation were used. Sometimes one or two of the kids would conduct "man-on-the-street" interviews, asking ordinary citizens about nutrition-related topics. All of the music, including the theme song and the various songs sung by the kids during an episode, were composed and arranged by Washington, DC musician and recording engineer Paul Brier, performed by a rock combo credited on screen as "The Eye".

Mulligan Stew premiered on October 4, 1972, during the National 4-H Week at the National 4-H Center in Washington, DC. The program was considered a success by previous standards for television outreach sponsored by 4-H; the series had a moderate impact on kids making better choices in what they ate, provided 4-H with a sizable marketing and public relations boost. Thanks in part to the popularity of Mulligan Stew, 4-H membership was boosted to an all-time high in 1974, continued to air in reruns on public television until 1981. Several celebrities or future celebrities made uncredited appearances, either as part of the main storyline or in brief segments. Ordinary citizens were interviewed by the kids in selected segments of some episodes in a "man on the street" format. Larry Friedman appeared in the musical Rasputin with Ted Neeley and John Hurt. Mion Hahm (

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Wilfried Peffgen

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