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Feb. 26 history program open to all

If you’re interested in hearing about what was happening in the town of Seward a full century ago, attend Thursday’s program at the Seward Community Library Museum. In 1915 the federal government was gearing up to complete the rail line to Fairbanks. The result was an economic boom for Seward as workers and entrepreneurs headed north to seize the opportunity.

This winter the Resurrection Bay Historical Society is sponsoring free programs the fourth Thursday of each month. Open to the public, the Feb. 26 program starting at 7 p.m. is titled “1915: A Big Year for Seward.”

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RBHS member Colleen Kelly will take you back in time as she recaps the highlights of that year…the forest fires, the first automobiles, the real estate boom, and a plethora of new businesses including Urbach’s store, City Express, a cigar factory and a soda bottling company.

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