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Dr. George Yost Harry Jr.

...January 14, 1919 July 26, 2015Dr. George Harry lived a rich and joyful life for 96 years. He was born in Portland, OR in 1919 to George, Sr. and Florence (Maille) Harry. He had two siblings Thomas and Peter, (both deceased). His schooling...
Alaska Science Forum: An oasis on the Seward Peninsula

...the middle of a land with no trees. Both buildings supporting the owls are part of the Catholic mission started there in 1919.Alaska state historian Michael Kennedy documented the known history when he got Pilgrim Springs on the National Register...
2015 'I-Did-A-Detour' start moved to Fairbanks

...and watched his father run one of the last dog team mail routes; and where Effie Kokrine, born along the Tanana River in 1919, went on to be an avid dog-musher and won the Women's North American Sled Dog Championships in 1946 and 1947. Successful...
Today in History

...on the roof of the New York Theater.In 1914, jazz singer and bandleader Billy Eckstine was born in Pittsburgh.In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson received a tumultuous welcome in New York City after his return from the Versailles (vehr-SY...
Former Alaska territorial governor dies at 94

...battle for statehood. "His real lasting legacy is, we got statehood. We're here," Kawasaki said.Stepovich was born in 1919 in Fairbanks. He received his law degree from Notre Dame.When Alaska was waging the war for statehood, he traveled...
Today in History

...aboard a Montgolfier hot-air balloon, over Lyon, France.In 1892, the Sierra Club was incorporated in San Francisco.In 1919, Congress approved the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution, guaranteeing citizens the right to vote regardless...
My Turn: In memoriam Richard Dauenhauer, 1942-2014

...narratives stands a quotation from T. S. Eliot's essay "Tradition and the Individual Talent" first published in London in 1919. "Tradition," Eliot says, "cannot be inherited, and if you want it you must obtain it by great labour." That Dick...
Celebration: Making the connections

...signed agreeing to give up his language and culture to become an American citizen. "I can't say his name, but it was in 1919," Bremner said. "You can look in the state archives - you can see the pressure placed on our ancestors to give up their...
This Day in History

...the nation In 1776, the Continental Congress formed a committee to draft a Declaration of Independence from Britain. In 1919, Sir Barton won the Belmont Stakes, becoming horse racing's first Triple Crown winner. In 1942, the United States...
This Day in History

...and Cassius. In 1493, Christopher Columbus returned to Spain, concluding his first voyage to the Western Hemisphere. In 1919, the American Legion was founded, in Paris. In 1944, during World War II, Allied bombers again raided German-held...


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