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Empire Editorial: Thumbs up, Thumbs down for July 6, 2015

...understanding and commemoration of Alaska history. Venables frequently dressed as William Henry Seward and Judge James Wickersham to educate visitors and Alaskans about the 49th state's history. Venables may be gone, but Juneau will have a...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-07-06/empire-editorial-thumbs-thumbs-down-j
Opinion
Beloved historical re-enactor John Venables dies

...Venables was known for his historical costumes and re-enactments, dressing up as William Henry Seward and Judge James Wickersham to educate people on Alaska's path to statehood. He was a staple of Juneau's celebrations of Alaska Day, Seward's...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-07-02/beloved-historical-re-enactor-john-vena
Local
Judge James Wickersham's 153rd birthday commemorated

...territorial Alaska's most significant figures, Judge James Wickersham, will be remembered along with his family at the...former residents on the 153rd anniversary of Judge James Wickersham's birth. The celebration will be held Tuesday...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082210/nei_698776713.shtml
Neighbors
Wickersham's 152nd birthday observance to be held Monday

...there will be a 152nd birthday observance for Judge James Wickersham from 5 to 7 p.m. on Monday at the House of Wickersham...Wickersham impersonator John Venables. "Long ago, James Wickersham's birthday was a celebrated as an Alaskan state...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/082309/nei_485064438.shtml
Tlingit civil rights hero William Paul Sr. remembered

...by Metcalfe's research.) In the book, Metcalfe explores how Paul, fellow ANB member Peter Simpson and Judge James Wickersham pushed the idea of Native land rights beginning in 1929, long before formation of the Alaska Federation of Natives...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2015-05-13/breathing-life-history-locals-gather-reme
Art
My Turn: University of Alaska celebrates centennial milestone

...became the University of Alaska. They provided a crucial endorsement, via telegram to Alaska Territorial Delegate James Wickersham in Washington, D.C., during an end-of-session debate in the U.S. Congress.For more than a year, Wickersham...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2015-03-09/my-turn-university-alaska-celebrates-
Opinion
Rescuscitating house of history

...treasure.'' Who: Purchased by territorial official James Wickersham in the 1920s. Judge Wickersham lived here from 1928...owner of the residence, which was once the home of James Wickersham, a frontier judge, delegate to Congress and advocate...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/011300/Loc_wickersham.html
Local
Bringing Native history to the fore

...He must have written several thousand letters in his lifetime," Ruddy said.Paul, Peter Simpson and Judge James Wickersham made up the "triad" that pushed the idea of suing the U.S. government, Ruddy said. At that point, in 1929...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2014-12-04/bringing-native-history-fore
Art
Alaska Editorial: An uncommon man

...than built by the state in the system's earliest days - named for an uncommon man.The Wickersham was named after James Wickersham, for whom the state declares Wickersham Day on Aug. 24, the late judge's birthday in 1857.His home - a three-story...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2013-08-29/alaska-editorial-uncommon-man
Opinion
Bill designates house for Lt. Gov.

...street overlooking Gastineau Channel, was home to some of Juneau's most prominent early residents, including James Wickersham, who was a U.S. District Court judge, delegate to Congress and, in 1903, part of the first attempt to climb...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-04-20/bill-designates-house-lt-gov
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