Writing the Overland Trains book has made me more sentimental. Conversations with individuals and their kin about the Distant Early Warning (DEW) Line, Alaska, and Yukon history made me realize that many of the historical artifacts and accompanying stories are being lost to children that “just don’t have the space” and degradation due to time. I will buy artifacts like the DEW Line beanie and challenge coin to preserve them for history and others to enjoy. The beanie seller said that it “Came from the estate of a gentleman stationed on the DEW line in the 70s.”