Tales of Search and Rescue from Ketchikan

The Ketchikan Daily News (1947–Present), not to be confused with the Ketchikan Daily News (1922–1923), is a Ketchikan-based publication and continuation of the earlier Ketchikan-based Alaska Fishing News (1934–1945) and the Ketchikan Daily Alaska Fishing News (1945–1947). Note that the Alaska Fishing News (1934–1945) of Ketchikan is distinct from the similarly-titled Alaska Fisherman (1923-1932), the latter title beingContinue reading “Tales of Search and Rescue from Ketchikan”

Newspaper Project Director to Visit Kodiak This Week

National Digital Newspaper Project (NDNP) program director Anastasia Tarmann will be visiting Kodiak this week to give a presentation on the upcoming season of the NDNP project. Included among the 30 Alaskan newspaper titles to be digitized this year are two titles from Kodiak, the Kodiak Mirror and the Orphanage News Letter. The Kodiak Mirror is a newspaperContinue reading “Newspaper Project Director to Visit Kodiak This Week”

On Constitution Day

September 17 of each year is an opportunity to remind others and ourselves about the story of the signing of the US Constitution in 1787 at the Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia. A search on the Chronicling America website uncovered the following August 27, 1919 news article describing the origin of this federal observance for Alaskans,Continue reading “On Constitution Day”