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.
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.
Hearings had been held in Congress on statehood, and a statehood measure had been approved unanimously by a committee of Congress.
Lael Morgan was asked by National Geographic to write a story about the construction of the Alcan Highway. The article was never published.
The question as to what can be done to reduce crime is a tough one. If this writer had the answer, he would shout it from the rooftops.
The 2018 elections are over. As Will Rogers said, “Politics has become so expensive that it takes a lot of money even to be defeated.”
Sunday, Nov. 11, marks the day exactly 100 years ago when the Armistice ending the Great War, World War I, was signed.
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