• Public school children with American flags parading down street for July 4th celebration Nome Alaska 1901 HEGG 198 via Wilkipedia Commons

    4th of July in Old Alaska

    Here’s an old post about the holiday–Happy 4th of July! The 4th of July has always been a favorite holiday, even in territorial Alaska. Most small Alaskan towns had parades, contests, and other festivities. Here’s a few I’ve collected from…

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    Holly Jolly Facebook Page Hop

    HOLLY JOLLY HOP Here’s the info for my stop on the Holly Jolly Hop! This hop runs from 13 – 20 Dec.* My prize: a box of Alaska Wild Berry Chocolates. Imagine flavorful Alaska wild berry jellies coated with tasty…

  • Mosquito Books

    Small Business Saturday

    Saturday, November 26 is this year’s date for Small Business Saturday. It’s the day we encourage everyone to shop at their local small businesses to help our communities stay strong. This year, I want to acknowledge all the independent bookstores…

  • birds in flight by Lynn Lovegreen

    Young Birds, Young People

    Every summer, we watch the young birds in our yard. A baby chickadee perches in a nearby tree and chirps until his mama comes to feed him. An immature robin swoops above, almost grazing my husband’s head as she learns…

  • James Wickersham, via Tanana-Yukon Historical Society

    Wickersham, Alaska, and the Organic Act

    I came across this recently on the Alaska Historical Society website (http://alaskahistoricalsociety.org/discover-alaska/this-month-in-alaska-history/):  August 24, 1912 – President William Howard Taft signed the Organic Act which created the Territory of Alaska. The signing took place on the birthday of Delegate James…