“An Alaskan Moment” for March 29th, 2021

Posted on: March 26th, 2021 | Author: Virgil | Filed under: An Alaskan Moment, Community Window

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.

This week in Alaska History compiled by Robert N. DeArmond of Sitka
Courtesy of the Alaska Historical Society


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.

“Birth Year”
by Birch Pavelsky

Paul Holmberg for the music.
– Austin Roof’s Media Class from the Sand Point School.
– BigWave Dave of Robert E. Galovin Small Boat Harbor.