Alaska's climate is too harsh and the living too difficult to produce many follies, or idiosyncratic creations of visionaries. A rare example is found in Nirvana Park, developed in the 1930s by Henry C. Feldman, a Cordova businessman. Feldman carved statues, erected bridges and gazebos out of branches, and built a stone fountain in a style that goes beyond rustic into the bizarre. Winding paths and its wooded setting on Lake Eyak, which are all that remain, made Nirvana Park a popular retreat.
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