Viewpoints: Letters / Opinions
Wild Ketchikan Times
By Frances Vlahos-Rohm
January 31, 2017
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.
Received January 29, 2017
- Published January 31, 2017
About: "Lived in Ketchikan in the early 70's. "
Viewpoints - Opinion Letters:
Your Opinion Letter to the Editor
Representations of fact and opinions in letters are solely those of the author.
The opinions of the author do not represent the opinions of Sitnews.
E-mail your letters
& opinions to firstname.lastname@example.org
Your full name, city and state are required for letter publication.
Published letters become the property of SitNews.
Stories In The News
photographs that appear in SitNews may be protected by copyright
and may not be reprinted without written permission from and
payment of any required fees to the proper sources.
E-mail your news &
photos to email@example.com
Photographers choosing to submit photographs for publication to SitNews are in doing so granting their permission for publication and for archiving. SitNews does not sell photographs. All requests for purchasing a photograph will be emailed to the photographer.