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September 15, 2004



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 Tlingit Master Carver
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Ketchikan: Totem Pole Will Honor the Ketchikan Native Community; Israel Shotridge Commissioned To Carve 40' Totem Pole for KIC Health Clinic - The Ketchikan Indian Corporation recently commissioned Tlingit Master Carver Israel Shotridge to carve a 40' western red cedar into a totem pole to honor the Ketchikan Native Community. Once finished, this pole will be placed at the Ketchikan Indian Community Health Clinic.

This huge 40' totem pole will represent three tribes - the Tlingit, Haida & Tsimpshian people. There are no main animal figures being carved on this magnificent totem, except the eagle and raven. The eagle and raven will be at the top of the totem and will represent all the people. - More...
Wednesday - September 15, 2004

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The Alaska Army National Guard, Detachment 7, Company A, 3rd Battalion (Scout),
297 Infantry building in Ketchikan, Alaska...
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Ketchikan: Army National Guard Troops in Ketchikan Mobilized - In the first federal call-up of an Alaska National Guard infantry unit since World War II, a company of Army National Guard troops - including troops from Ketchikan - was mobilized last Friday by Governor Frank Murkowski as part of an involuntary call-up of guard units from several states to support the war in Iraq.

About 130 soldiers of A Company, Third Battalion (Scout), 297th Infantry of the 207th Infantry Group (Scout) headquartered in Juneau were activated by the call. Their activation is expected to last up to 18 months.

Sgt. Blankenship said there are 9 Ketchikan troops plus one guardsman from Metlakatla who are being called to active duty. He declined to name the local troops with orders to report. - More...
Wednesday - September 15, 2004

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photosJohn Koel, Baker to Banker; An eccentric philanthropist John Koel was a well-known figure in Ketchikan from the day he arrived in 1901 to the day he died in 1946. The eldest son of German immigrants who settled in the Midwest, Koel was a 38-year-old confirmed bachelor, a slight man with high cheekbones, a small mustache and a tidy bankroll he had saved to finance his adventure in Alaska. A baker by trade and already a canny businessman when he alighted on the steamship dock, he quickly toured the new city of Ketchikan and almost immediately opened the OK Bakery on Dock Street, near the intersection with Main Street. - Read the rest of this story by June Allen...
Tuesday - September 07, 2004

arrow Harold Gillam: A Tragic Final Flight; Ketchikan remembers the search

arrow Ketchikan's 'Fish House Tessie'; She was proud of the nickname

arrow Fairbanks: Golden Heart City; A story of its founding

arrow Remembering 'Swede' Risland (1915-1991);The town's most memorable logger

arrow Alaska's Deepwater Highway; A part of Alaska history

arrow Ketchikan's American Legionnaires; Here's to 'the boys' of Post #3 -

arrow Ketchikan's Cruise Ship Industry; A light-hearted look at its origins

arrow Ketchikan's First City Players; Did you hear that applause?

arrow A biography of Alaska's herring: A little fish of huge importance...

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