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Empire Editorial: A striped pig may visit Juneau on Feb. 24

They called it a brick sandwich.In 1896, New York State enacted the Raines Law to tax and control the retail liquor trade. Among its provisions, it banned saloons from...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-02-17/empire-editorial-striped-pig-may-visi
Opinion
Eagle and Raven totem poles to be raised Monday

...killer whale's tail, a shark and an eagle. The Raven pole, a copy of a totem from Wrangell carved by William Ukas in 1896, shows Lady Luck holding a baby, a dog fish, a human holding a tinaa (copper shield) riding the dog fish, and a raven...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-09-25/eagle-and-raven-totem-poles-be-raised-mon
Art
Corbus' $48M donation makes huge impact

...Resources Company, and Spokane-based Avista Utilities comes to fruition. Juneau's local energy company was founded in 1896 as a partnership, with John Parker Corbus and Adam William Corbus as two of the founding partners. The sale comes after...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-09-11/corbus-48m-donation-makes-huge-impact
Local
This day in History: May 27

...President Abraham Lincoln lacked the authority to suspend the writ of habeas corpus (Lincoln disregarded the ruling). In 1896, 255 people were killed when a tornado struck St. Louis, Mo., and East St. Louis, Ill. In 1929, Charles A. Lindbergh...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-05-27/day-history-may-27
State | Local
Wrestlers at Ancient Olympia with sport in mind

...and remained at the program until the very end, 273 Games later. It was a part of the modern revival of the Olympics in 1896 and has been held at every Games since. Yet, wrestling's many practitioners around the world are hoping it won't...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-07-22/wrestlers-ancient-olympia-sport-mind
Sports
SHI awarded grants to commission new totem poles, screen in Juneau

...honor the Raven and Eagle Clans of the Auk Kwaan. The Raven pole is a copy of a totem from Wrangell carved by William Ukas in 1896. The screen was designed by Tommy Jimmie, Sr., and painted by Ed Kunz, Sr., and Ed Kunz, Jr.The project will...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-07-25/shi-awarded-grants-commission-new-totem-p
Art
The extraordinary lives of ordinary objects

...High School graduation document from 1916, which belonged to her uncle, Waino Hendrickson. Hendrickson, born in Juneau in 1896, held many public positions, including mayor of Juneau, a seat in the Territorial House of Representatives, Secretary...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-01-23/extraordinary-lives-ordinary-objects
Art
Jacques Rogge to meet with wrestling leader

...decision against a sport which dates back to the ancient Olympics and has been featured since the inaugural modern games in 1896.Rogge said Wednesday he has been contacted by Raphael Martinetti, the Swiss president of international wrestling federation...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-02-14/jacques-rogge-meet-wrestling-leader
Sports
This Day in History

...Tanana River. In 1935, the flu epidemic in Barrow was reported practically over after 18 villagers died. In the nation In 1896, 255 people were killed when a tornado struck St. Louis and East St. Louis, Ill. In 1933, Walt Disney's Academy...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052705/sta_20050527021.shtml
News
This Day in History

...Louisiana Territory was renamed the Missouri Territory. In 1892, the Sierra Club was incorporated in San Francisco. In 1896, Henry Ford made a successful pre-dawn test run of his horseless carriage, called a "quadricycle," through the streets...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/060403/loc_history.shtml
News

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