Many writers heeded the call of adventure. They came and wrote about those who moiled for gold. That term, by the way, was written by Robert Service.
Among those who mined or otherwise profited from the Gold Rush, many remained in Alaska. “Wise Mike” Stepovich stowed away on a steamer headed for Skagway.
The Gold Rush seems to be the reason everyone came to Alaska, but where did they look for these rich-man’s veins? Cook Inlet was a popular place to start.
It was at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 30, 1958, that Alaskans learned about their statehood. A huge bonfire would be lit in celebration of the event.
The 75th anniversary of construction of the Alaska Highway brought recognition of the contribution by black soldiers who played a role in that project.
In 1974, a delegation from Eagle River traveled to the Legislature to allow Chugiak-Eagle River to separate from the Anchorage Borough.
Live radio and television programming was a necessity because of Alaska’s remote location. Television images are transmitted by line-of-sight waves.
What started out as an emergency landing strip in the woods 20 miles north of Elmendorf Field now is an airport home to 303 aircraft.
The town is well-known now to who had a good time at the carnival . . . It was the devotion of the people to their community that made the carnival a success.
On Attu lived some 40 Aleut Natives and one non-Native couple. Their world changed forever on the morning of June 6, 1942.