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November 06, 2004

Front Page Photo courtesy Snapper Carson

'Memories Of A Much Simpler Life'
Clover Pass School kids: back row, left to right: Muriel Smith, Bruce Lemke, Gerald Lemke, Kenny Hilbert, Miss Nelson, Marian Woolery, Barbara Hilbert;
front row, left to right: Ken Kiffer, Rodney Johnson, Jerry Kiffer, Betty Murley, JoAnne Lemke, Snapper Carson, Sharon Lemke.
Photo courtesy of Snapper Carson.



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Old Clover Pass School Stirs Memories Of A Much Simpler Life
By Louise Brinck Harrington

Just a short photo-type story about Clover Pass School - that's how this article started out. Just put together a few "then-and-now" photos plus a few memories from former students, add it all together and-bingo-an article.

A good idea but it didn't work that way.

It started back in August when Historic Ketchikan, a local nonprofit group, held a work party to clean up and perform minor repairs around the school. That's when some former students showed up, shared a few memories and things spiraled from there. And the "short photo-type story" grew longer and longer and now, well, someday soon someone will have to write a book!

Built in 1947 the school still stands in its original location on Potter Road-a small white wooden structure that looks weathered and worn after years of wear. Yet former students say they have fond memories of the place, memories that go back to the 1940s and 50s when people worked hard and pulled together for the good of the community. It was a time of simple living, before the modern conveniences (distractions, more like?) of electricity or telephones or television. - Read the rest of this story by Louise Brinck Harrington...
Monday - November 08, 2004

Alaska: SEALASKA Heritage Launches Language Resources Project - Sealaska Heritage Institute (SHI) has launched an online project to share Native language tools with language students and teachers.

The language resources project so far includes the Tlingit alphabet, a Tlingit phrase of the week section and a children's book written in Tlingit called Salmon Boy, recently produced by SHI and posted in a printable form.

The alphabet and Tlingit phrases may be read on the web and also heard by clicking on them. The alphabet section includes audio of sounds plus words that incorporate the sounds.

"Because Tlingit sounds are complicated and difficult to make, students need to hear the sounds many times before they can produce them," said Dr. Rosita Worl, SHI president. "The institute's online Tlingit alphabet gives students easy access to the sounds as many times as they need to hear them." - More...
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