“An Alaskan Moment” for March 8th, 2021
Download or Stream “An Alaskan Moment” for the week of March 8th, 2021.
A “moment” is a measure of time… 90 seconds.
“An Alaskan Moment” lasts a little longer.
Sometimes twice as much.
Every Monday morning.
From Aleutian Peninsula Broadcasting in Sand Point.
This week in Alaska History:
March 8, 1960 – The state legislature passed a bill permitting non – profit organizations to operate games of chance.
March 9, 1911 – Fire in Douglas destroyed a large section of the business district.
March 10, 1959 – The Alaska House of Representatives voted to give the governor of the new state a salary of $25,000 a year.
March 11, 1942 – The SS Mount McKinley, 4,861 tons, and carrying military cargo, was wrecked at Scotch Cap, Unimak Pass.
March 12, 1914 – President Woodrow Wilson signed into law a bill providing for a government railroad in Alaska. The Alaska Railroad created by this legislation is now owned by the State of Alaska.
March 13, 1968 – Atlantic Richfield and Humble Oil announced their Prudhoe Bay discovery well.
March 14, 1929 – International Airways inaugerated air passenger service between Seattle and Alaska.
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 Warren Woessner