Alaska represents the final frontier--the unexplored and vast wilderness of our neighbor to the north. In this sense, Silvertip, Alaska could be said to represent the threshold of the wild frontier, a slice of untamed wilderness and budding industry that lies beyond the beyond.
What is the main industry of a place like Silvertip, Alaska? Well, the Silvertip, Alaska yellow pages would not be dominated by high-end clothing boutiques, restaurants that require reservations, or sporting good stores. In fact, in a place as off-the-map as Silvertip, the main industry of the town just happens to be the wild. The Silvertip, Alaska business directory does not hold the key to outlet malls or fine dining. If anything, a place like Silvertip thrives off of everything backwoods, everything boondocks, and everything badlands. People come to a place like Silvertip to take in the sights and the surroundings. Campers and trackers trek through brambles and scrubland and thick forest to glimpse the wild at its wildest.
While the town of Silvertip does hold a few human necessities -- an outpost, dry goods stores -- it is a town that is mostly home to the bears and the birds and those who are adventurous enough to take a stroll through a place that requires hiking boots in the summer and ski poles in the winter. However, even though the main industry of Silvertip is nature, the possibility of further development and industry growth is one that seems imminent. For now though, Silvertip is as pristine as it once was nearly one hundred years ago.
Written by Lyndsey Morgan