When Americans say “this is a one horse town” we really don’t care how many horses are actually living in the place. I know that within a ten mile radius of the town of Tok there are a lot of moose. They have sped in front of me many times. “One horse”, or in this case “one moose” implies small, with not much going on. Such is Tok, Alaska. [Pronounced like coke]
Tok is a highway cross roads spot, not really a town. Motels, a few restaurants and some gas stations dot the small perimeter. It was a construction camp during the 1943 building of the Alaska Highway. Yet real people live her. I don’t know how they survive the â€“ 67 degree temperatures, at times, in the winter. Their motto must be “love it or leave it”. And for that I respect everyone who resides here.