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Accumulated Fragments: Following in the footsteps of Harris and Juneau

In the summer of 1880 George Pilz sent Richard Harris and Joseph Juneau from Sitka to the Gastineau Channel to look for gold. They worked north from Cape Fanshaw to a point near Berners Bay.
Accumulated Fragments: Histories entwined: A ship, her origins and her adventures

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.
Loussac: Alaska's first philanthropist

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.
Accumulated fragments: William Healey Dall

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.
Searching for the Lost Rocker Mine

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.
Accumulated fragments: The Bear Man of Admiralty Island: Part 3

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.
Accumulated Fragments: The Bear Man of Admiralty Island: Part 1

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.
Accumulated Fragments: Gruening and Bartlett walk the long road to statehood

There are few politicians in this state, or any other, who have become giants in history like the two men who represented the people of Alaska as it worked toward statehood.
Accumulated Fragments: The mother of the North

On Aug. 13, 1860 in Hope, Wisc., Harriet Matilda Smith was born; no one at the time could have known that this child would grow up and become a significant part of the early history of Southeast Alaska, in particular, the town of Skagway. On Feb.
The original capital creep 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


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