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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...
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...
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...
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...
"The Settling of the Mendenhall Valley" to be the focus of Saturday talk

Local historian, researcher and speaker Jim Geraghty will share his research into the people and events that shaped the settling of the Mendenhall...
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...
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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...
Legislative centennial deemed a success 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...
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...
Happy (almost) Alaska Day, Juneau

Do you know the difference between Alaska Day and Seward's Day?We could tell you, but a local historian has a sweeter proposal. (Spoiler alert: It involves pancakes.)John Venables, who created the educational program Alaska Living...


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