I'd like to share a piece of Southeast Alaska history, intertwined with a proud ship named after the first English village in America; it seemed especially interesting.
Zachariah Joshua Loussac was born in Pokrov, Russia in 1882. He went to college in Russia and while there studying engineering, he came under scrutiny for his interest in some of the more liberal literature of the time.
In 1925, President Calvin Coolidge's nephew, Harold Coolidge, along with his Harvard classmate Charles Day, secured an assignment from the U.S. Biological Survey to collect bear specimens on Admiralty Island.
About 15 miles, as the crow flies, east of Juneau is an island called Admiralty. A little over 90 miles long by about 35 miles wide; this island is the seventh largest island in the United States.
...by Herb Hilscher2) When the Capital Came to Juneau by Ed L. Keithahn3) Fifty-sixth Congress, Sess. 1 Ch. 786. 19004) Sitka Chronology 19005) Gold Camp News by Robert DeArmond6) 1811-1911, April 2011, Juneau Empire by Jack Marshall
This is part four of a four part series on Allen Hasselborg, The Bear Man of Admiralty Island. Parts one through three can be found in the previous three Sundays' Neighbors sections, starting Sunday, Feb. 10.
In the spring of 1907, while rowing out of a small bay near Mole Harbor, Allen Hasselborg's dory had a brown bear hide and a beaver hide in it that he was planning to sell to some scientists who were camped at Windfall Harbor.
Who was William Healey Dall? A good question; few people in Alaska have heard of him. However, his name appears at least ten times on the map of Alaska. The answer to the question is, he was Alaska's first man of Science. He was born on Aug.
Growing up on a farm out in the middle of nowhere, outside of radio, about the only entertainment I received was stories told to me by my grandparents or my parents.
While thinking about who or what might be in my next article, it occurred to me that there are people who have lived here in Juneau and have done great things but may have slipped into obscurity for one reason or another.
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