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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
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
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
Legislature passes bill to create Mining Day in Alaska

...occurred in: Juneau in 1880, Turnagain Arm in 1885, Fortymile in 1886, Kenai in 1888, Circle in 1892, the Klondike in 1896, Nome in 1898, Fairbanks in 1902, and Iditarod in 1908. These gold rushes, and the copper discovery at Kennecott in...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-04-12/legislature-passes-bill-create-minin
Outdoors
Senator introduces bill to rename Mount McKinley

...peak's summit.According to a National Park Service history, McKinley, the name bestowed on the peak by William Dickey in 1896, stuck because of his "'discovery' account" in the New York Sun in January 1897. This was in spite of the fact that...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-07-01/senator-introduces-bill-rename-mount-mc
State
Photo: Honoring traditions in art and family

...honor the Raven and Eagle Clans of the Auk Tribe. 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. Ed Kunz, Jr. will...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2012-06-22/honoring-traditions-art-and-family
Local
Murkowski again proposes renaming Mount McKinley

...back decades. According to a National Park Service history, McKinley was the name bestowed on the peak by William Dickey in 1896, and it stuck because of his "'discovery' account" in a newspaper in 1897. Alaska Natives, Russians and American...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-01-30/murkowski-again-proposes-renaming-mount
State
Body slam for wrestling: Sport cut from Olympics

...facts and for the modernization of the Olympic Games."Wrestling was featured in the first modern Olympics in Athens in 1896. Along with Russia's Karelin, it has produced such American stars as Gardner, Bruce Baumgartner, Jeff Blatnick and...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2013-02-13/body-slam-wrestling-sport-cut-olympics
Sports

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