“An Alaskan Moment” for March 29th, 2021
Download or Stream “An Alaskan Moment” for the week of March 29th, 2021.
A “moment” is a measure of time… 90 seconds.
“An Alaskan Moment” lasts a little longer.
Sometimes twice as much.
From Aleutian Peninsula Broadcasting in Sand Point.
This week in Alaska History:
March 29, 1867 – Russian Minister to the U.S. Edouard de Stoeckl appeared at U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward’s home to inform him that the Czar had wired approval of a treaty for the American purchase of Alaska.
March 30, 1916 – Delegate James Wickersham introduced in Congress the first bill providing for statehood for Alaska.
March 31, 1915 – A bill placing a $10 bounty on wolves was signed into law by Governor John Strong.
April 1, 1869 – The first public school in Alaska under the American flag was opened in a log building at Sitka. The teacher, Miss Addie Messer, was paid $50 a month.
April 2, 1935 – Juneau-Fairbanks air service was inaugurated by Pacific-Alaska Airways.
April 3, 1898 – A snowslide at Sheep Camp on the Chilkoot Trail killed 43 men.
April 4, 1911 – A large business block in Iditarod was destroyed by fire.
Now for your poem.
Today’s poem is found in the book “A Good Crew: An Alaskan Men’s Anthology”, edited by Roland Wilbert and Larry Laraby. Published by Fireweed Press in Fairbanks, 1986.
by Birch Pavelsky