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Wild Ketchikan Times

By Frances Vlahos-Rohm


January 31, 2017
Tuesday AM

I spent a very soggy year in Ketchikan in 1973. I worked at the Frontier Saloon for Roger Hoff and had quite an exciting time of it. Men outnumbered women about 12:1 and I maintain to this day, I never had to buy my own drink. We were highly entertained by the Friday performances of "Fish Pirates Daughter", and I can still quote a few lines after hearing it all summer long. I made life long friends from my short time in town and had so many adventures. Roger hired some great bands, including a rock band from LA and a great country/blue grass group from Canada. The fiddler had been a Canadian fiddling champion at 17, and was still too young to drink in the bar!

The times were exciting, the money flowed, along with a lot of booze and other stuff. I keep threatening to write all this stuff down, but will have to change some names to protect any smidgeon of innocence remaining!

I moved on to Juneau and stayed there to raise my family for over 35 years. I had been bitten by the Alaska bug and wouldn't be happy anywhere else for a long time to come.

Frances Vlahos-Rohm
Midland, Oregon

Received January 29, 2017 - Published January 31, 2017

About: "Lived in Ketchikan in the early 70's. "




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