Bridge to Somewhere!!
By Forrest A. Mackie
April 08, 2007
Oh Ye of Little Faith, They called the San Francisco bridge the
"Bridge to Nowhere" also as they also had naysayers
then too. Every one agrees that this bridge was worth while.
Ketchikan will be nowhere if the so called Environmentalists
have their way. When I first came to Alaska the pulp mill had
just started operation and it was the biggest employer in the
state of Alaska for probably 25 years. This was the prosperous
times for the bars and most businesses in this community. I suspect
that most of the naysayers are short sighted and don't want Ketchikan
to grow. Well I want the bridge or maybe even bring the airport
to this island if that will work, but I want us to keep this
project going and I think naming it for "Ralph Bartolomew"
would really be appropriate. I didn't plan it this way but now
I am a "oldtimer" here and am proud to say my piece
when I think something needs to be said.
Forrest A. Mackie
Received April 08, 2007 - Published April 08, 2007
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