By Linda Hansen
July 30, 2005
This happened out at Shakan Bay where people dug up and got a lot of trade beads and other items. I just would hate to see the burial grounds destroyed by the youth or greedy people who think that they can make a profit off of the old antiques.
Yes, I do live in Ketchikan and I do care about what happens to our land. I know the people over on Pennock and Gravina really want the bridge and if I lived over there I would too. But with all the money that they are spending, and yes I know this will create jobs here, you know that they will bring in a down south company in to do the job. But what about the unemployed here? Are they going to hire locals to help with this? Just questions.
I am concerned that the grave site will be raped or just become another tourist attraction. What ever happened to respect and dignity. This saddens my heart.
I hope that the government knows what they are doing. And I hope that our whole town just isn't going to become tourist town USA.
Just my own opinion.
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