Oct. 18 Alaska Day, thanks to W. Seward

On Oct. 18 we celebrate Alaska Day. We acknowledge William Seward on March 30, when we celebrate the day he bought Alaska.

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Eklutna Dam end stirs memories of past

We welcome the water flowing unimpeded from Eklutna Lake while honoring those who went before from the old dam that did its job admirably.

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October: An eventful month for Alaskans

October 18 is observed as Alaska Day, a holiday celebrating the transfer of Alaska from Russia to the United States.

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Riverboats once were Alaska’s lifeline

In days of yore when the northland was being explored, boats served when the water was open; when frozen, dog sleds were the mode of travel.

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Air crash hit home 22 years ago Sept. 22

The C-130 that took off to the ill-fated flight had stirred up a flock of Canadian geese, which had not been made known to the Yukla 27 crew.

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Alaska’s criminal acts change over time

Mental problems, social issues, drug use, lack of education, lack of employment opportunities—all sorts of causes of crime are considered.

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Deadline looms to save home of Serum Run hero

With savage winds and the thermometer reading 80 below, Seppala had justified the faith placed in them by the organizers of the Serum Run.

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Fair opens today, runs through Sept. 3

Excitement reigns when the gates open today at the Palmer Fair, with thousands of people entering the extensive grounds.

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Growers busy reaping big crop variety

An area of particular interest at the Matanuska Experimental Station to amateur gardeners is the Cooperative Extension Service.

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Early pioneers made Alaska what she is

Sadly, too many people believe Alaska’s history began the day they came on the scene. That’s something we’d like to change, because the past has been important in building the Last Frontier to its proper place at the Top of the World.

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