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June Allen Column

Historical Ketchikan... Historical Alaska

Contact June at june@sitnews.org
  
  

June Allen is an author and freelance writer living in Palmer, Alaska.
June lived in Ketchikan for many years.

93 Remembering Gordon Zerbetz and the old Stedman Hotel
Tuesday - February 20, 2007


92 The Stedman Barbershop to join roster of memories
Friday - September 15, 2006


91 Paul Wingren: Legendary Groceryman...
Sunday - February 12, 2006


90 A Ketchikan 'Auld Lange Syne'...
Thursday - December 29, 2005


89 Alaska's Constitutional Convention: 1955; Honoring its 50th anniversary...
Friday - September 16, 2005


88 Alaskan Chris Leding: 1886-1975; A Norwegian adventurer...
Thursday - April 07, 2005


87 A Personal Tribute to Tom Coyne on St. Patrick's Day...
Thursday - March 17, 2005


86 It's Iditarod Race Year 33! a ghost story of the southern route...
Friday - March 04, 2005


85 Ketchikan's 'Rotary Wheel' Still Turning; Hardworking club celebrates a century...
Wednesday - February 23, 2005


84 Sitka's Pioneer Home Statue; Whose face is cast in bronze?...
Thursday - February 10, 2005


83 L. Ron Hubbard's Alaska Adventure; His long winter in Ketchikan...
Wednesday - January 19, 2005


82 ACS Bids for KPU Telecom: ACS a longtime presence...
Wednesday - January 05, 2004


81 Betty King the Dog Lady; Ketchikan's one-woman humane society...
Wednesday - December 01, 2004


80 Ketchikan, Alaska - Let There Be Light! - Citizens Light & Power and then KPU...
Tuesday - November 16, 2004


79 The State Capitol and Its Marble and keeping the capital in Juneau...
October 20, 2004


78 A Legendary Mountain of Jade; Just one of Alaska's Arctic Wonders..
Tuesday - October 05, 2004


77 John Koel, Baker to Banker; An eccentric philanthropist...
Tuesday - September 07, 2004


76 Harold Gillam: A Tragic Final Flight; Ketchikan remembers the search...
Tuesday - August 17, 2004


75 Ketchikan's 'Fish House Tessie'; She was proud of the nickname...
Wednesday - August 04, 2004


74 Fairbanks: Golden Heart City; A story of its founding...
Tuesday - July 13, 2004


73 Remembering 'Swede' Risland (1915-1991); The town's most memorable logger...
Saturday - June 19, 2004


72 Alaska's Deepwater Highway; A part of Alaska history...
Friday - May 28, 2004


71 Ketchikan's American Legionnaires; Here's to 'the boys' of Post #3...
Tuesday - May 11, 2004


70 Ketchikan's Cruise Ship Industry; A light-hearted look at its origins...
Saturday - April 17, 2004


69 Ketchikan's First City Players; Did you hear that applause?...
Tuesday - March 30, 2004


68 A biography of Alaska's herring: A little fish of huge importance...
Sunday - March 14, 2004 - 12:40 am


67 Nulato AK: a small village but big in history...
Wednesday - March 03, 2004 - 1:00 am


66 Ketchikan's Creek Street Dance Hall; echoes of music from the past...
Saturday - February 21, 2004 - 12:50 am


65 A Story of an Unfriendly Arctic Island And the heroine who survived it...
Monday - February 02, 2004 - 1:00 am


64 Ketchikan's Volunteer Legacy; Buckets to hydrants to hi-tech...
Thursday - January 15, 2004 - 12:50 am


63 Thanks, Ladies, for the Library - From Bookcase to Building(s)...
Thursday - January 01, 2004


62 KETCHIKAN COLD STORAGE and colorful Mgr. Jim Pinkerton...
Tuesday - December 09, 2003 - 12:50 am


61 KETCHIKAN'S NEW YORK HOTEL: Rich history in a small package...
Saturday - November 22, 2003 - 1:15 am


60 THERE'S NO PLACE LIKE NOME; Visit someday if you possibly can...
Thursday - November 06, 2003 - 12:50 am


59 'The Elders' of Mission Street Gone but Not Forgotten...
Monday - October 27, 2003 - 1:30 am


58 OCT. 8: WILLIAM A. EGAN DAY - To honor Alaska's first Governor...
Wednesday - October 08, 2003 - 12:50 am


57 THE STACK FAMILY'S LONG HISTORY; Its roots are deep in the region's past ...
Friday - September 26, 2003 - 1:15 am


56 Alaska's Magnificent Mt. McKinley and the president it's named for...
Sunday - September 14, 2003


55 ANOTHER SCHOOL YEAR IS HERE; Readin' and writin' and 'rithmetic again...
Monday - September 01, 2003


54 Memories of a Lifetime in Ketchikan; A story about Ralph M. Bartholomew...
Wednesday - August 20, 2003 - 12:30 am


53 THE 1967 FAIRBANKS FLOOD; A Celebrating State Holds Its Breath...
Thursday - August 07, 2003 - 12:50 am


52
A President's Ill-Fated Trek to Alaska - What did kill Warren G. Harding...
Wednesday - July 23, 2003 - 12:15 am


51 SIX GENERATIONS OF KUBLEYS - Pioneer family spans a century...
Wednesday - July 09, 2003 - 12:45 am


50 THE LEGENDARY BOB ELLIS, BUSH PILOT; A long, full life 1903-1994...
Friday - June 20, 2003 - 12:20 am


49
Where Is Palmer, Alaska, Anyway? Celebrating 'Colony Days'...
Sunday - June 08, 2003 - 11:45 am


48 Barge Salvage Recalls other Attempts: Glitter to gold still lies on ocean floor...
Friday - May 30, 2003 -12:45 am


47
100 Years of Baseball in Ketchikan! Tideflats ball field plat filed May 3, 1903...
Saturday - April 26, 2003 - 12:30 am


46 THE ALASKA-CANADA BOUNDARY DISPUTE(S); Who Drew the Lines and Why...
Tuesday - April 22, 2003 - 12:05 am


45 KETCHIKAN'S UNIQUE TUNNEL The when, where and why of it...
Wednesday - April 09, 2003 - 10:45


44 SEWARD'S DAY MARCH 30: Celebrating the Alaska Purchase...
Friday - March 21, 2003 - 11:00 pm


43 KETCHIKAN'S WELCOME ARCH: One of a kind ...
Wednesday - March 05, 2003 - 12:55 pm 


42 The First Sign of Spring: OOLIGAN - A biography of a special fish ...
Monday - February 17, 2003 - 1:00 pm


41 Legendary Newsman Albro Gregory: A life lived to the fullest...
Tuesday - February 11, 2003 - 12:45 am


40 A STORY THAT 'JUST HAPPENED' - Exploring the Past...
Monday - January 27, 2003 - 11:00 pm


  39 Alaska's First Legislature, 1913: Oh, How Times Have Changed!

Saturday - January 18, 2003 - 12:30 am


38 JANUARY'S BIRTHSTONE, THE GARNET -- They may gleam in your back yard...
Saturday - January 11, 2003 - 12:05 am 


37ALASKA'S OWN VIAGRA: A story of Alaska's reindeer ...
Wednesday - January 01, 2003 - 11:45 pm 


36 REMEMBER PEARL HARBOR: Dec. 7, 1941...
December 06, 2002 - Friday - 12:05 am 


35 UPPER KETCHIKAN CREEK: Homes with a View ...
November 25, 2002 - Monday - 12:15 am


34 A MAN WHO CHANGED THE FACE OF A CITY: The Firebug Bill Mitchell...
November 15, 2002 - Friday - 12:45 am


33 MEYERS CHUCK AK 99903: Ever Been There?...
November 02, 2002 - Saturday - 12:05 am 


 32 The Alaska Highway or, The 'Alcan' - What did it have to do with Ketchikan?...
October 26, 2002 - Saturday - 12:40 am


 31 ALASKA DAY: What We're Commemorating

October 18, 2002 - Thursday - 8:40 pm


 30 MARTIN BUGGE'S BEACH: Part of the 1915 Gold Nugget Claims..
October 09, 2002 - Wednesday - 12:30 am


 29 TEMPERANCE, SALOONS & BOOTLEGGERS - A Vital Part of Ketchikan's History...
September 27, 2002 - Friday - 12:05 am 


28 LORING: Once a Serious Rival to Ketchikan
September 14, 2002 - Saturday - 12:20 am


27 TOURISTS SAY THE FUNNIEST THINGS! and make life a little brighter...
September 06, 2002 - Friday - 12:40 am 


26
FISH PIRATES & FISH TRAPS - Ketchikan's Real Melodrama!
August 30, 2002 - Friday - 12:30 am  


25 THE FIRST KETCHIKAN ELECTION: It Was Different Then

August 22, 2002 - Thursday - 3:45 pm 


24 THE OLD CIVIC CENTER and a Historic Neighborhood

August 12, 2002 - Monday - 12:30 am 


23 THE WORLD'S OLDEST PROFESSION...in Ketchikan
August 05, 2002 - Monday - 12:55 pm 


22 THE FISH PIRATE'S DAUGHTER: How Did It Happen?

July 27, 2002 - Saturday - 12:45 am 


21 THE FAIR AT THE PARK and The Little Train

July 19, 2002 - Friday - 12:20 am 


20 CITY PARK... Lighted Fountain and All
July 12, 2002 - Friday - 6:20 pm


19 EMERY TOBIN: Pistol-Packin' Reformer

July 10, 2002 - Wednesday - 12:30 am


18 'DAMMIT' THE DONKEY: A Ketchikan Legend

July 02, 2002 - Tuesday - 11:50 pm


17 PIONEERHAVEN: and Other Glimpses into the Past

June 27, 2002 - Thursday- 12:45 am 


16 THE TOOT 'N' TELL: Herb and Peg's masterpiece

June 17, 2002 - Monday- 11:30 pm 


15 NAME IT SCHOENBAR: What's in a Name?

June 09, 2002 - Sunday - 12:30 am


14 THE FORGOTTEN WAR: June 3, 1942 - August 1943

June 03, 2002 - Monday - 4:00 pm 


13 OUR PIONEERS HOMES: From way back until now

May 31, 2002 - Friday - 12:30 am


12 MEMORIAL DAY: 80 Years of Local Observance

May 23, 2002 - Thursday - 12:45 am 


11 KETCHIKAN'S MYSTERIOUS PIGEONS: Who knew!

May 21, 2002 - Tuesday - 12:30am 


10 RADIO's STORY: from olden to golden days

May 12, 2002 - Sunday - 12:15 am


09 DOLLY ARTHUR: now Ketchikan's poster girl

May 07, 2002 - Tuesday - 12:30 am


08 DOC WALKER: The 'stormy petrel' from Ketchikan

May 01, 2002 - Wednesday - 8:45 pm


07 Bayview: Who's Buried There?

April 29, 2002 - Monday - 10:45 am


06 A Fond Profile: BILL BAKER 
April 23, 2002 - Tuesday - 12:20 am

Bill Baker: Comments From A Reader...
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April 23, 2002 - 8:00 pm

Bill Baker: Comments From A Reader...
---April 30, 2002 - 11:30 pm


05 City Hall - Call It 'Stately' 
April 17, 2002 - Wednesday - 12:45 am


04 A Wealth Of History - Bayview Cemetery 
April 13, 2002 - Saturday - 6:20 pm


03 A Very Special Ketchikan Hotel 
April 9, 2002 - Tuesday - 12:45 am


02 A Ketchikan 'Character' 
April 4, 2002 - Thursday - 3:35 pm


01 Remember The Fireside?
April 2, 2002 - Tuesday - 10:00 pm 

Fireside: Comments From A Reader...
---April 16, 2002 - 11:40 am

 

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