Russ Thompson

Death:Tuesday, July 18, 1978
Anchorage Co, Alaska

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Russ Thompson, 46, died July 18 in Anchorage. A meteorologist, gunsmith, trapper and assistant guide, he lived in Barrow for many years as well as in Kaktovik, Yakutat and King Salmon. He had been given the names Akaq (grizzly bear) and Qawik (wolverine) by Eskimo hunting companions. He aso spent time in the Antarctic, where he discovered a bivalve clam that bears his name; Thompson Peninsula and Thompson's Nunatak also were named after him. � [Apr1979]

Source: Alaska Sportsman, April 1979

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