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Great Gustavus Wild Animal Festival - Year of the Bear

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The Great Gustavus


May 23-27 2002

It was 5 days packed with entertainment, education, and celebration with special guests from Hoonah. See the schedule.

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Story tellers at Salmon River Park

Honored guests from Hoonah at Saturday night's festivities.

The Bear Nothings made their debut Saturday night.

The Crabgrass Revival Band came from Juneau.

Hadens introduced a new game: bear can tug of war!

This mysterious spirit was in the parade.

What bear festival would be complete without this mascot?

Another topical parader

Is it the salmon spirit?

Hoonah visitors lead the parade across the Salmon River bridge.

Wayne and the Hanlon elders.

Wayne and Sam

Greg shows the prime bear habitat along beach fringes in Gustavus.

Panel of experts discusses living with the bears.


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