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96 years later, small ceremony still recalls Alaska's worst maritime disaster

...The short ceremony, which has been held at the cemetery for at least 20 years, took place at the joint gravesite of Walter Harper and Frances Wells, newlyweds who were among the 343 victims of the disaster, the worst maritime accident in Alaska...

http://juneauempire.com/local/2014-10-27/96-years-later-small-ceremony-still-rec
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Washington climber dies descending Mount McKinley

...climbers decided to move down Monday, but they became separated.Fuchs at 11 a.m. called park service rangers at the Walter Harper Talkeetna Ranger Station by satellite phone from the 17,200-foot High Camp on the West Buttress of the mountain...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-11/washington-climber-dies-descending-moun
State
Washington climber dies on Mount McKinley

...climbers decided to move down Monday, but they became separated.Fuchs at 11 a.m. called park service rangers at the Walter Harper Talkeetna Ranger Station by satellite phone from the 17,200-foot High Camp on the West Buttress of the mountain...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2014-05-09/washington-climber-dies-mount-mckinley
State
Climbers' descendants mark Denali centennial

...other men, Harry Karstens and Walter Harper, became the first men to stand...is the great-grandnephew of Walter Harper, who was the first person to...the real untold story is that of Walter Harper and what he accomplished getting...

http://juneauempire.com/node/26309
State
UA museum exhibit marks centennial of first successful Mt. McKinley summit

...to commemorate the historic climb by Karstens and his companions, the legendary Alaska missionary, Hudson Stuck, Walter Harper and Robert Tatum, who became the first climbers to stand on top of 20,320-foot Denali on June 7, 1913. The exhibit...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-05-27/ua-museum-exhibit-marks-centennial-firs
State
UA museum exhibit marks centennial of first successful Mt. McKinley summit

...to commemorate the historic climb by Karstens and his companions, the legendary Alaska missionary, Hudson Stuck, Walter Harper and Robert Tatum, who became the first climbers to stand on top of 20,320-foot Denali on June 7, 1913.The exhibit...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2013-05-27/ua-museum-exhibit-marks-centennial-firs
State
Pacific Northwest Booksellers Association shortlist announced

...University of Nevada Press)"A Tale for the Time Being," by Ruth Ozeki (Viking Books)"We Live in Water," by Jess Walter (Harper Perennial)"Wolves in the Land of Salmon,"by David Moskowitz (Timber Press)"Written in Stone," by Rosanne...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2013-11-21/pacific-northwest-booksellers-association
Art
Mushers, Olympic champs make Hall of Fame

...Anchorage native Scott Gomez was the fifth athlete honored by the committee. In the moments category, Hudson Stuck and Walter Harper's ascent of Mount McKinley in 1913 and the 1985 Iditarod victory by Libby Riddles, the first women to win the legendary...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/112806/spo_20061128001.shtml
Sports
Senator introduces bill to rename Mount McKinley

...earlier this week.Murkowski has also introduced legislation to rename the Talkeetna Ranger Station in Alaska for Walter Harper, credited as the first person to reach the peak's summit.According to a National Park Service history, McKinley...

http://juneauempire.com/state/2012-07-01/senator-introduces-bill-rename-mount-mc
State
Pacific Northwest Indie Bestseller List

...Bantam, $35, 97805538014773. Broken HarborTana French, Viking, $27.95, 97806700236534. Beautiful RuinsJess Walter, Harper, $25.99, 97800619281235. The Prisoner of HeavenCarlos Ruiz Zafon, Harper, $25.99, 97800622062826. Shadow...

http://juneauempire.com/art/2012-08-16/pacific-northwest-indie-bestseller-list
Art

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