Pilgrim's Wilderness: A True Story of Faith and Madness on the Alaska Frontier Setting & Symbolism

Tom Kizzia
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McCarthy, Alaska

McCarthy is a tiny outpost town in the Alaskan wilderness. It began as a copper mining town; but, as the copper dwindled, so did McCarthy's population. McCarthy has now essentially been abandoned except for a few families. It is located in the midst of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve and becomes home to the Pilgrim Family, who bitterly divide the town's residents over property-rights disputes and other matters.

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve

Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve is a 100-million-acre park created in Alaska in 1980. The town of McCarthy and the property bought by the Pilgrim family is in the middle of the park, prompting disputes over what residents can and cannot do without harming the natural landscape.

Mother Lode Mine

Mother Lode is an abandoned copper mine purchased by the Pilgrim Family and later renamed Hillbilly Heaven.

Bollard

A bollard is...

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