Thorne Bay is a city on Prince of Wales Island
in Southeast Alaska
(the "Panhandle"). At one time, it was the largest logging camp in the world
, with a population of about 600 people, 1200 dogs, 6 bears, and a transient pack of wolves.
Growing up in Thorne Bay was wonderful. The school got an Apple // sometime in 1977; this was my introduction to computers.
These days, Thorne Bay is a rather depressed city with no real economic base. In that respect, I imagine it's a bit like the Eastern US steel and coal towns.