Harlan Legare first visited Alaska in 1964. He loved the frontier spirit and hospitality of the Great Land’s people and moved here a few years later. He’s since set foot in nearly every village in Alaska.
About his design for the 2013 Rondy collectors pin, Harlan says, “I chose the snowy owl for my design in part because their majestic appearance in flight is a sight to behold; they well represent the mystique of the Arctic.” The challenge of designing the owl in flight intrigued him.
Harlan’s artistic renderings were chosen for three previous Rondy pins. He also designed two Rondy parade floats, which both took the Grand Sweepstakes Award.Today, Harlan enjoys life as a retired hydraulic engineer and is hard at work completing a trilogy of books on the mysteries of Bible prophecy. Other interests include buck skinning (the customs and crafts of the pre-1840 mountain man), big game hunting (preferably with a flintlock rifle), and the restoration of a 1936 Ford pickup.