In 1907, the idea of a long-distance race was broached. The race, to be known as the All-Alaska Sweepstakes, became a popular event.
From convict to martyr, the story of Theodore Fulton “Ted” Stevens is solidly woven into the tapestry of Alaska’s history.
The “Cutthroats” were good men, tough as nails, strong in spirit, and loved the place they defended.
Even the US Coast Guard, the successor to the Revenue Cutter Service, proudly recognizes Healy as the first black captain of one of its ships.
With six years of trucking experience under her belt in California, Rusty Dow, who was 40 years old, went into the trucking business.
This writer enjoys writing about Alaska’s intriguing past, but he decided to try his hand at prognosticating on the new year of 2019.
Christmas, though, is the season to be merry, not mired in pity. Helping the needy through a donation of time and money is good for the soul.
Having used the Dutch Harbor bombing as a diversion, the imperial army of Japan a few days later captured the islands of Attu and Kiska.
Just as they did in the aftermath of the 1964 earthquake, Alaskans pulled together, checked on their neighbors, and helped each other.
Thanksgiving was made a federal holiday in 1863 when Abraham Lincoln saw it as a pathway toward reconciliation between North and South.