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Lee’s Love of Baseball

Midway through the summer, we found out that a new name for the baseball field had been approved. It would now be Lee Jordan Field.

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Love Letter to Lee

You were a steadfast source of support and encouragement, and for this, I will forever be grateful. Thank you.

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Alaska’s Capital Move Efforts: O Ye, of Little Faith

Once upon a time, the people of Alaska voted to move the state capital out of the backwater Southeast community of Juneau to Willow.

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Lee Jordan: Our Community’s Bedrock

I’ve known Lee Jordan for many years and was deeply saddened to hear of his passing. Over the years he was my editor, mentor, colleague, and friend.

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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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Why Alaskans Wanted Statehood Part 2

Hearings had been held in Congress on statehood, and a statehood measure had been approved unanimously by a committee of Congress.

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Resources for Military Families @ the Library

Chugiak-Eagle River has a high concentration of military families. Anchorage Public Library has resources to help you out.

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Ed Willis

Long-time Alaskan and former legislator Edward C. Willis died Oct. 8, 2018. He was 94.

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Why Alaskans Wanted Statehood

The main task of the Alaska Statehood Committee was to publicize and educate the public in Alaska and Outside on what statehood would do.

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Crowd gathers to celebrate removal of Eklutna dam

About 150 people gathered and formed a bucket brigade at Eklutna Lake for the removal of a dam blocking salmon runs for nearly 90 years.

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Public Art @ the Library, Part One

There are a lot of art installations at the five Anchorage Public Library locations, and they have interesting stories to go with them.

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Eklutna dam removal project completed

The $7.5 million Eklutna River dam removal project initiated in September 2016 was completed this summer, according to Brad Meiklejohn.

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The Unfortunate Demise of Tom Thumb Montessori Schools

Tom Thumb Montessori School (TTMS) was the first Montessori School in Alaska. But by 2006 Tom Thumb was dead.

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Learn something new @ the Library

We offer a lot of events for adults. We also have a roster of recurring programs and clubs for everyone. Learn something new at the Library!

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