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One chance at Last Chance

...served as president of the Alaska Miners Association and as a trustee of the Alaska Miners Hall of Fame."He was a local historian, very knowledgeable of mining history and everything," Hughes said. "He spent a lot of time underground working...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-05-18/one-chance-last-chance
Local
Hills with hearts of ice?

...another next to the main sledding hill. "The kids these days aren't getting as much of a sled ride," Connor said. Local historian Jim Geraghty said when he was a boy, in the 1960s, he and friends used to run across the top of the kame and jump...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2013-12-27/hills-hearts-ice
Outdoors
Family follows footsteps of ancestor in Alaska

...Collections and Exhibits Jodi Debruyne and Head of Historical Collections Jim Simard to be very helpful. They also enlisted local historian Jim Geraghty to provide a walking tour of the Treadwell Mine ruins."It's so much more important to see it with...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2014-03-08/family-follows-footsteps-ancestor-a
Neighbors
Alaska Day of Honor ? Anthony J. Dimond

...Anthony J. Dimond was celebrated Nov. 30 by Alaska Living History at the Juneau Public Market. John H. Venables, local historian, dressed in his William Henry Seward vintage tuxedo, pompadour wig, stovepipe hat and winter top coat, marched...

http://juneauempire.com/neighbors/2013-12-08
Neighbors
Photo: Ernest Gruening Day

...of their grandfather, Ernest Gruening, at the State Historic Library in the State Office Building on Wednesday. Local historian John Venables held a ceremony recognizing Gruening's major contributions as the "Father of Alaska Statehood" and...

http://juneauempire.com/not-web/2013-02-07/photo-ernest-gruening-day
Not For Web
Ceremony scheduled for Ernest Gruening Day

...hosting an observance ceremony to mark the statesman's accomplishments and contributions to the state of Alaska.Local historian John Venables said the ceremony will be held from noon to 12:45 p.m. at the Alaska State Library Reading Room...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-02-05/ceremony-scheduled-ernest-gruening-day
Local
Seward statue to be built across from Capitol building

...Dimond Courthouse Plaza, the site where the sculpture will be built."This is phase one," John Venables, the local historian and re-enactor spearheading the project told the supporters gathered at the site. He was costumed as Seward for...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2013-10-25/seward-statue-be-built-across-capitol-b
Local
Legislative centennial celebrations kick off

...dividends came to be, among other tales.As part of the centennial celebration, earlier in the day on Sunday, local historian John Venables gave a presentation in character as Delegate James Wickersham on the former judge's 1912 congressional...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-03-04/legislative-centennial-celebrations-kic
State
Legislative centennial deemed a success

...it would be "awesome" to have the events at Rockwell.Barry did not respond to requests for comment Wednesday.Local historian John Venables, whose presentation in character as Delegate James Wickersham on the 1912 effort to get Congress to...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-03-07/legislative-centennial-deemed-success
State
Local historian spreads the word about Willoughby

Over the years, Mark Whitman has strained his eyes in the process of going through "miles of microfilm," but for the career librarian and independent historian, each nugget of information he finds is worth its weight in gold.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/102110/art_723849723.shtml
Arts

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