“An Alaskan Moment” for November 30th, 2020
Download or Stream “An Alaskan Moment” for the week of November 30th, 2020.
Today is Monday, November 30th, 2020
“An Alaskan Moment”
from Aleutian Peninsula Broadcasting in Sand Point
This week in Alaska History:
November 30, 1895 – Peter Trimble Rowe was consecrated as the Episcopal Bishop of Alaska.
December 1, 1894 – The Yukon Order of Pioneers was organized at Fortymile on the Yukon River.
December 2, 1980 – Congress passed the Alaska National Interest Lands Conservation Act, converting massive tracts across Alaska into National Parks, Wildlife Refuges, and other protective designations.
December 3, 1906 – Frank H. Waskey was seated as the first Delegate in Congress from Alaska.
December 4, 1932 – The public school building at Fairbanks was destroyed by fire.
December 5, 1905 – Roald Amundsen, the Arctic explorer, reached Eagle on the Yukon River after traveling overland from Herschel Island.
December 6, 1907 – Fire started in the Model Cafe at Fairbanks, burned it, a drug store, and a men’s clothing store.
This week in Alaska History compiled by Robert N. DeArmond of Sitka
Courtesy of the Alaska Historical Society
Richard Nelson was Alaska’s ninth State Writer Laureate, from 1999-2001.
Nelson was an accomplished anthropologist, author & radio host. With his book “Make Prayers to the Raven: A Koyukon View of the Northern Forest”, Nelson moved from anthropological studies to a more literary style. The book was published in 1983 and became the basis for a five-part public television series on PBS, for which Nelson served as writer and associate producer.
In 2003, Nelson began to host a radio show titles “Encounters”, a nature program that aired across the nation produced with public radio station KCAW-FM in Sitka. The following recording comes from an episode titled “Wind”.
To hear the complete show visit “encountersnorth.org”