How Ketchikan "used to
By Jeanine Miller
March 24, 2007
I also had the privilege to visit Sitka during a business trip
last fall. I must say I was VERY impressed by the shops and just
how clean their city was. I didn't even see gum on their sidewalks;
there was no stray dogs running loose, no garbage on the sidewalks
or in the easements. It was beautiful.
It was great to walk downtown from my hotel and be welcomed by
the shops and the people of the town, you don't see that in the
winter months around Ketchikan that's for sure, more of a ghost
town in the fall.
I grew up in Ketchikan and I remember how downtown was more for
the locals than the visitors. It is very sad to have to tell
my children how Ketchikan "used to be".
One last note, since the topic of jewelry stores came up in Sarah
Corporon's letter, the amount of "Jewelry" stores in
Ketchikan is absolutely absurd! I have heard that Juneau has
an ordinance to how many jewelry stores there can be in certain
distance radiance to one another and I strongly think this is
something Ketchikan should put into effect immediately.
It would sure be nice to get OUR town back.
Received March 21, 2007 - Published March 24, 2007
About: "Born and Raised
in Ketchikan; Mother of 2 children"
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