“An Alaskan Moment” for March 22nd, 2021
Download or Stream “An Alaskan Moment” for the week of March 22nd, 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 22, 1952 – Fire that started about 10:30 pm on the 21st destroyed much of downtown Wrangell.
March 23, 1933 – Governor George A. Parks signed into law the bill repealing the Alaska Bone Dry law.
March 24, 1989 – The Exxon Valdez ran aground on Bligh Reef, ultimately spilling 260,000 barrels of North Slope oil.
March 25, 1927 – E. Coke Hill took office as U.S District Judge for the Third Judicial Division, headquartered at Valdez.
March 26, 1958 – The “White Alice” communication system began operation.
March 27, 1964 – At 5:36 pm the Good Friday earthquake, which registered more than 8 on the Richter scale, rocked southcentral Alaska. The quake released approximately twice the energy of the 1906 San Francisco quake. It killed 115 people in Alaska and more than a dozen others in California and Oregon.
March 28, 1898 – The U.S. Department of Agriculture established an experimental station at Kodiak.
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.
by Linda Green