In this week’s ‘Bits of History,’ a half ton of gold dust arrives in Seward from the Iditarod mining district. You can bet they went a little slower than Lance Mackey. Enjoy!
The following story was based on the December, 1918 journal entries of Rockwell Kent during his stay on Fox Island. I am especially thankful to Doug Capra for his research and insightful introduction to the Wesleyan University Press publication of Kent’s ‘Wilderness.’ Drafts – The cider! Kents body jerked then […]
This week’s ‘Bits of History’ with Lee Poleske features an editorial from the Seward Gateway, published on January 11th, 1921, concerning moving the territorial capital from Juneau to Seward. Enjoy!
In this week’s ‘Bits of History’, Alfred Lowell and Jujiro Wada have returned to Seward after successfully passing over the route from Seward to the Iditarod gold fields, and have submitted a report on their findings. Enjoy! Important Update regarding the Mayor’s Cup Race this Saturday! THE MAYOR’S CUP RACE […]
The following story was based on an actual event, as reported in the ‘Seward Gateway’ on April 23, 1915. Resurrection The rain fell steadily past the window of the Pioneer Hospital, sending the last few mounds of rotten snow that hid from the April sun in a laughing headlong rush […]
This week’s ‘Bits of History’ continues our celebration of the centennial of the Wada-Lowell Expedition. In this episode, we hear a report from the two men after they have successfully passed over the route from Seward to the Iditarod Country, and have sent a telegraph from Kaltag. Enjoy! p.s. Happy […]
Thaw This was not the life Arthur Becks had dreamed of. Trudging home through the snow, the legs of his trousers a sodden, clinging mess below his knees, where tired wool met cracking leather, this very night he had finally come to the unfortunate conclusion that he was not a […]
Welcome to another ‘Bits of History,’ brought to you by the Seward Museum. Today’s installment tells the story of the famous Japanese musher Jujiro Wada and his proposal to the Seward Commercial Club to scout and report back the condition of the winter trail from Seward to the Iditarod country. […]
If you’ve visited the Seward Museum, you’ve likely seen the century-old phonograph player in the living room exhibit. Just how does it work? What’s the difference between an Edison and a Victrola? Are they the same as a gramophone? What are phonograph wax cylinders? These and other questions will be […]