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September 26, 2003

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Richard Stack (left) and Mike Wadding
ca. 1909 - Loring, Alaska
Photo courtesy Lyle Stack

THE STACK FAMILY'S LONG HISTORY; Its roots are deep in the region's past
by June Allen

photosWhen Richard Stack arrived in Loring in 1890, he was ready to roll up his sleeves and begin the task of rebuilding the Alaska Packing and Fur Co.'s seven-year-old cannery that had burned shortly before. Richard was a young man who had grown up in Oakland, Calif., and no doubt been captivated as an adventurous boy by the Alaska Packer fleet of graceful square-rigger sailing ships that wintered every year in San Francisco Bay. When he was old enough, he was hired by Alaska Packers and spent his first period of that employment in the late 1880s sailing to Alaska's Cook Inlet area, where he worked in the company's salmon cannery operations. He must have proved his worth, because he was later sent to Loring to help rebuild the burned out cannery. - Read more...
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