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Albro Gregory's Story
By Eric C. Rodenberg


June 28, 2006

This is a marvelous story - from beginning to end. My compliments to Ms. June Allen - you've done a superb job writing this "BIO". If you have more work, I would always be interested. I'm interested in all things Alaskan - and have plans on embarking on a journalism career in your great state. Any ideas would be appreciated.

Thanks for sharing this wonderful story during a time that all newspapers look and sound the same.

The story of Albro Gregory should serve as a milepost what life and journalism should be about.

Thank you,

Eric C. Rodenberg
Knightstown, IN - USA


About: Eric C. Rodenberg writes, " I'm an old newspaper man. Been working in the field for what seems like forever. I continue to write for an antique trades publication. I've been forever interested in Alaska, specifically Ketchikan."

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