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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
Gillam: A Tragic Final Flight; Ketchikan remembers the search
'Fish House Tessie'; She was proud of the nickname
Golden Heart City; A story of its founding
'Swede' Risland (1915-1991);The town's most memorable logger
Deepwater Highway; A part of Alaska history
American Legionnaires; Here's to 'the boys' of Post #3 -
Cruise Ship Industry; A light-hearted look at its origins
First City Players; Did you hear that applause?
biography of Alaska's herring: A little fish of huge importance...
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