Santa Claus In Alaska’s Newspapers

Greetings, all! ‘Tis the season for gift giving and merry making, and no one is more prominently featured in historic Alaska newspapers as the symbol of generosity (and consumerism!) than Santa Claus. It is well documented that the Coca-Cola corporation popularized (but did not invent) the modern image of Santa Claus in a red suit,Continue reading “Santa Claus In Alaska’s Newspapers”

Touchdown! Football in Alaska’s Historic Newspapers

With the frosty weather well underway, and the National College Athletic Association (NCAA) Bowl Season upon us, now is a great time to scour Alaska’s historic newspapers for football season coverage. As with many sports in Alaska, there is no professional football league here, so readers attended and followed high school football games instead. OfContinue reading “Touchdown! Football in Alaska’s Historic Newspapers”

Earthquakes in Alaska

After last Friday’s 7.0 earthquake rocked Anchorage and south central Alaska, many are looking ahead to see what can be done when the next quake strikes. The quake destroyed roads and buildings and will take a great deal of time and money to recover. Yet some institutions, such as the Anchorage Public Library, have fullyContinue reading “Earthquakes in Alaska”