“An Alaskan Moment” for April 5th, 2021
Download or Stream “An Alaskan Moment” for the week of April 5th, 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:
April 5, 1824 – The United States and Russia signed a convention opening the North Pacific to fishing and trade.
April 6, 1933 – The sale of beer became legal in Alaska with the repeal of the Bone Dry law.
April 7, 1867 – Senator Charles Sumner of Massachusetts delivered a speech in the Senate strongly supporting the purchase of Alaska.
April 8, 1944 – The Alaska Juneau gold mine, Alaska’s largest, closed down at midnight.
April 9, 1915 – President Woodrow Wilson officially announced the route of the Alaska Railroad between Seward and Fairbanks.
April 10, 1885 – Dr. Sheldon Jackson was appointed General Agent of Education for Alaska, a position in the U.S. Bureau of Education.
April 11, 1975 – Alaska Airlines hired Joann Osterud, its first female pilot.
Now for your poem.
Today’s poem is found in the book “Hunger & Dreams: The Alaskan Women’s Anthology”, edited by Patricia Monaghan. Published by Fireweed Press in Fairbanks, 1983.
“BEFORE THE SEASON OF BIRDS ON THE WARM WIND” by Patricia Frankish