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
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
Legendary Newsman Albro Gregory: A
life lived to the fullest By
June Allen - When he died in January of 1987 at age 76, Albro
Gregory, the retired publisher of the Nome Nugget, was described
by various newspaper stories around the state as "one of
the most colorful characters in Alaska journalism." In time
the description subtly shifted from "colorful" to "legendary."
Albro would have loved that! It wasn't that he was deliberately
working toward legendhood. He simply was having one roaring good
time just living out a lifetime fantasy of becoming an Alaska
sourdough, even if it was his own version! He had the bushy beard,
the dogged determination of a sourdough, the taste for liquor,
plus the personality and profession to create that niche for
himself. - More...
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