On This Day In History: August 25

For those of us who don’t live in a year-round open season, fall bear season is almost upon us.  Today’s “On This Day In History” post serves as a reminder for all you hunters out there to stay safe and alert to avoid ending up like A.D. Burton during his hunting trip to Chickaloon Bay in 1906…

NEW WEBPAGE at the Alaska State Library

The Alaska Newspaper Project has gotten a face-lift on the Alaska State Library’s webpage with the introduction of Historical Alaska Newspapers.

Opening Statements: Douglas Island News

“The live and prosperous towns of Douglas City and Treadwell are certainly entitled to one good, wide-awake newspaper, and it will be our desire to supply this adjunct, that is so necessary to the upbuilding of cities, and whether, or not, we succeed in our efforts, we leave for you to judge.” [cont.]


The first batch of Alaskan historical newspapers is live on Chronicling America – FREE for you to search!

Searching Chronicling America

There are multiple ways to search historical newspapers for information using Chronicling America.  But where do you start?

Opening Statement: The Thlinget

“Our Paper bears the name of The Thlinget not because this is the name of the largest tribe of Alaskan natives but because it means “the people”…”

On This Day In History: August 9

The rush to Atlin Lake as reported in the August 9, 1898 issue of the Daily Alaskan.   Few endeavors are as exciting still as the placer strikes of Alaska.  However, while we may remember aspects such as location, the riches (or the busts), and the often perilous conditions strikers endured for the chance of…