ANCHORAGE, Alaska — There's gold in them there hills, and Alaska's famous for it.
At Indian Valley Mine along the Seward Highway you can step into a piece of Alaska's history.
With Roger Cowles as our guide we tour the old homestead of Peter Rutland Strong, a goldpanner known for his tall tales who built this place in 1915.
"It was just a place to sleep, there's no designer kitchen in there," Cowles said.
It may lack a designer kitchen, but there's something better here -- gold. And Strong spent the rest of his life trying to find it.
"No one knows how much because smart miners don't tell," Cowles said. "He lived to be 99, so he must have been pretty smart."
Now it's my turn.
"I warn people from the beginning -- if I had small print on my shirt it would say ‘Warning: There is no known cure for gold fever' and folks do get hooked," Cowels said.