The 1915 Nome All-Alaska Dog Sled Sweepstakes

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.

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Sen. Ted Stevens was revered, maligned

From convict to martyr, the story of Theodore Fulton “Ted” Stevens is solidly woven into the tapestry of Alaska’s history.

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Alaska Cutthroats Played Heroic Part in WWII

The “Cutthroats” were good men, tough as nails, strong in spirit, and loved the place they defended.

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Captain Mike Healy Had Faith in Ship and Self

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.

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We Lost The Wonderful HistoricLee

HistoricLee, Lee Jordan, passed quite suddenly New Year's Eve. Lee was a wonderful friend to the ECHO. It's with great sadness we share this.

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Pioneer ‘Rusty’ Dow Claimed Many Firsts

With six years of trucking experience under her belt in California, Rusty Dow, who was 40 years old, went into the trucking business.

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Ignoring past, we’ll try to peek at the future

This writer enjoys writing about Alaska’s intriguing past, but he decided to try his hand at prognosticating on the new year of 2019.

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Christmas is time for sharing, gathering

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.

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Dec. 7, 1941, “Day that will live in infamy”

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.

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November 30, 2018 Earthquake in Anchorage, Alaska

Just as they did in the aftermath of the 1964 earthquake, Alaskans pulled together, checked on their neighbors, and helped each other.

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