• 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…

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    Denali Park History, Part 2 8/31/2012

    I mentioned the history of the park in my last blog, but didn’t get into the process. I thought I’d backtrack a little and give you more information this week.   The park idea started with Charles Sheldon. He went…

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    History of Denali and Kantishna 8/24/2012

    Denali was the name of the tallest mountain in North America long before it was part of the United States. It is an Athabascan Indian name, usually translated as “The High One.” Most Alaskans I know call it Denali, McKinley,…