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Popular Historian and Author Pat Roppel Will Speak
at The Ted Ferry Civic Center, November 13th


November 6, 2003
Thursday - 12:50 am

Ketchikan - The Tongass Historical Society announced another in its series of free public programs on Ketchikan history.

Pat Roppel, inveterate historian of Southeast Alaska, widely published author, and former Ketchikan resident, will present an illustrated talk, "The Changing Face of Ketchikan," at the Ted Ferry Civic Center on Thursday, November 13th, at 7:00 p.m. The public is invited.

Pat Roppel arrived in Ketchikan on a steamer in 1959 and lived here for 25 years. Now a resident of Wrangell, she has researched and written about nearly every aspect of Ketchikan's rich and colorful history. Her talk, extensively illustrated with historical photographs, will review the development of our town, from its beginnings in 1887 to its current status as Alaska's premier cruise ship port. Long-time residents and newcomers alike will enjoy this lively and entertaining look at our feisty "First City."

All are welcome. Admission is free, and refreshments will be provided. Don't miss it!




Source of News Release & photograph:

Tongass Historical Society


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