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Celebrate Founders’ Day this Tuesday

It happens every year at this time – Founders’ Day – the annual celebration of Seward’s founding that features cake and light refreshments from 1-4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28 in the Seward Community Library Museum at the corner of Sixth and Adams. Stop by to view a slide show of historic photos from those early years, and then take advantage of free admission to the museum.

T.W. Hawkins, in doorway, arrived Aug. 28, 193 and started a general store, which became Brown & Hawkins. (RBHS 506.1.5)

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Resurrection Bay Historical Society invites the public to join the festivities marking the 115th anniversary of the arrival of the landing party from the Santa Ana steamship.

Founders’ Day marks the establishment of a railroad town at the head of Resurrection Bay on Aug. 28, 1903. The Ballaine brothers of Seattle – John and Frank – are credited with development of the Alaska Central Railway, an ambitious project to build a railroad from the ocean terminus of Seward to the Interior community of Fairbanks.

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