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The Seward Shame Pole: Countering Alaska’s Sesquicentennial

By Emily Moore In April 2017, a small crowd gathered in the totem park at Saxman, Alaska to dedicate a new version of a Tlingit totem pole known as the “Seward Pole.” The new pole, carved by Tlingit artist Stephen Jackson, replaced an older, deteriorated version, which was itself a replica of a nineteenth-century pole […]

The City of Seward: Home of Alaska Day

by Doug Capra On a 1906 evening at Moore’s Hall in Seward –the idea for celebrating Alaska Day throughout the state emerged. Seward citizens awoke that morning to a cool, cloudy Fourth of July and to anvils banging and explosions caused by, the local newspaper reported, “those persons whose patriotism is of the turbulent description.” […]

Transcription of Seward’s Speeches on ‘Our North Pacific States’

Alaska State Library – Historical Collections ASL-F907.S38-1869   [cover] OUR NORTH PACIFIC STATES. ______________________________ SPEECHES OF WILLIAM H. SEWARD, IN ALASKA, VANCOUVER’S, AND OREGON, AUGUST, 1869.   _____._____   WASHINGTON, D.C.: PHILP & SOLOMONS. 1869   (page break)   (letter pasted into front of pamphlet)   Hon James Wickersham. Washington D.C.   My dear Sir.  Your […]

How Seward Escaped Being Named Vituska

By J Pennelope Goforth   The curious story of the naming of the town of Seward was documented aboard the steamer BERTHA out of Seattle bound for Alaska on her regular monthly voyage in the summer of 1902. A party of engineers for the Alaska Central Railway headed to Resurrection Bay and a professor of […]

Baseball is Fun in Seward, 1912

By Jim Ducker Some of the country’s finest athletes play America’s national pasttime.   In July, some of the best of the best play in the All Star Game.  Spectacular fielding, powerful hitting and pitching, and pinpoint throws from the outfield are what we expect of the pros.  Many others–from Little League to high school and […]