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This is Part Three of a three-part story of an airplane crash more than a half-century ago.
This is a complex tale of a changing Kenai and of four men — not just the two dead ones — and their perhaps inevitable fatal collision.
This is the story of one of my favorite family photographs.
Part 1 of a three-part story of a single-engine airplane crash more than a half-century ago.
Without his misfortune, almost everything changes for me.
Wagner graduated from dental school at the College of Physicians and Surgeons in San Francisco.
Part One discussed how Dr. Russell Wagner, the Kenai Peninsula’s only full-time dentist in 1960.
Syrian-born David Hassan Sleem settled in Seward in 1903.
Most people, if they have heard of D.H. Sleem at all, know the name because of his Alaska maps.
The Journey of Beverly Christensen — Part 3
How the life of a man long since dead has jarred loose and clarified a nearly 50-year-old memory.
The journey of Beverly Christensen — Part Two
Christensen spent most of her final decades in long, peaceful stints in Cohoe and Clam Gulch.
New facts intruded upon my easy solution to the origins of the eponymously named creek and cabin.
Untangling the origins of Shackleford Creek’s name.
The mystery of Shackleford Creek had me baffled for quite some time.
In August 1963, my long-time neighbor and my father flew into the Tustumena benchlands.
The marker read: “Walter R. Bell. Buried here July 1921. Born in 1860, Fillmore Co., Minn.”
“This is not a gold country, and don’t let anybody kid you.”
In their early days in the Cooper Landing area, the Jims needed a place to live.