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Alaska Science Forum: The lonliest camp on Earth

One of the quietest places in Alaska was temporarily home to a few hardy people at the time the Mayflower landed at Plymouth Rock. An archaeologist has fleshed out what life might have been like during a winter on St. Matthew Island...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-08-07/alaska-science-forum-lonliest-camp-e
Outdoors
Mary Elizabeth Pusich

...Douglas, Alaska to begin life in her forever home.After arriving in Douglas she began working for the Bureau of Mines on Mayflower Island. Eventually Mary decided to stay at home and raise their eight children while also assisting in running the family...

http://www.legacy.com/Link.asp?I=LS000175118286
DIA still seeks memorial for school burial ground

...also recalled a fire in 1962, when city officials condemned, bulldozed and burned 20 Native homes that stretched from the Mayflower school south to what is now the hockey rink. Crews widened the road and improved sidewalks, moving more graves in the process...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2015-06-08/dia-still-seeks-memorial-school-burial-
Local
Rescue 21 Project Cmdr. Calnan retires from Mayflower Island

The career of a Coast Guardsman was conducted in one afternoon for Cmdr. Joseph S. Calnan on Friday at Mayflower Island in Douglas. The time-honored tradition of Change of Command, the reverence of a retirement, and the respectful salute...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2011-07-30/rescue-21-project-cmdr-calnan-retires-m
Local
High sails and high seas

...sails as they work for position to start at 9:30 a.m. off Mayflower Island in Douglas. Spectators can park at the Douglas Boat...23rd, at 9:30 am, the first leg will run south from the Mayflower Island Day Mark, down Gastineau Channel, to within 1/2...

http://juneauempire.com/sports/2015-05-22/high-sails-and-high-seas
Sports
On the Trails: April - the cruelest month

...another. At what age do they learn this mode of foraging?? There was goose scat that contained seeds of (I think) Canada mayflower, reminding me that geese up on the tundra (and, as I saw, in Tierra del Fuego) commonly eat fruit and disperse the seeds...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-04-24/trails-april-cruelest-month
Outdoors
BLM plans cleanup on Mayflower Island

...facility upgrade at its Juneau Mineral Information Center. The center is at the former U.S. Bureau of Mines station on Mayflower Island in Douglas. The cleanup will remove lead-contaminated soil and siding containing asbestos, said spokesman Jane...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/111901/Loc_mayflowerislan.shtml
Local
Hostility toward recent immigrants a long American tradition

...can trace their ancestry back to the Mayflower.Not surprisingly, former President...blueblooded Bush and Walker families - is a Mayflower descendant. President Barack Obama's...Plymouth Colony less than a decade after the Mayflower landed.America's two most recent...

http://juneauempire.com/opinion/2012-07-16/hostility-toward-recent-immigrants-lo
Opinion
Photo: Blowing in the breeze

A slight wind keeps a small group of sailboats moving near Mayflower Island in Gastineau Channel on Wednesday evening.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/050109/loc_435377491.shtml
On the Trails: Regurgitation!

...we have found compact wads of the seeds of mayflower (or false lily of the valley). Mayflower grows abundantly in some meadow areas along...bird - probably a raven - had filled up on mayflower fruits and discarded the seeds in a tidy...

http://juneauempire.com/outdoors/2015-02-13/trails-regurgitation
Outdoors

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