Drop by the Van Gilder Hotel at 308 Adams St, Seward and meet the author and share a “Fannie” ghost story on Labor Day, Monday, September 6th, from Noon until 2:00 PM. Coffee and cookies will be provided plus a guided tour of the hotel. Homer, Alaska based Hotelier, Jon Faulkner, […]
By Heidi Zemach (Authors note: As I enter my fifties, I look for inspiration to people like Judith Lani Lockwood, and the other retired local interpreters for the National Park Service. Folks like Lani and Chad Lockwood, Tom Osborne, Jim Fredrickson, Mark Swanson, Stan McKnight, Doug Capra and the late […]
This Bits video introduces us to three trees of historical significance right here in Seward. Have you seen them? If so, did you know they had a story?
The July 4th Mount Marathon race is approaching fast! In honor of this race, Lee takes us back to 1928, when the Marathon record was shattered by a 14-year-old youth.
Important part of the trail coming up at Tuesdays meeting… By Mary Tougas, Co-Vice Chair of the Seward Community Library Museum (SCLM) Building Committee Next weekend thousands of people will pour into Seward looking for a July 4 experience that they cannot find anywhere else in Alaska. In the 83 […]
In this week’s ‘Bits of History’ with Lee Poleske, we hear the story of the battle to claim the land for Seward’s cemetery in 1927. The first resident to be buried in the new cemetery was long-time Sewardite John Nash, shortly after the grounds were cleared. We hope you enjoy […]
By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News Anxious property owners packed the Seward City Council Chamber Monday night as the council attempted to become more educated on the thorny, often contradictory legal issue of navigability. They heard from Borough Mayor Dave Carey, hydrologist liaison Dan Mahalak, Department of Natural Resource […]
In this week’s ‘Bits of History’ we take a look back at the Jesse Lee Home farm. You might be surprised to learn the quantity of produce grown and the amount of livestock kept, where today homes and apartments cluster. Also of note, ‘Bits of History’ reached the 10 episode […]
Seward, the little city by Resurrection Bay, has quite a history. For over 100 years now its citizens have come and gone, lived and died; enriching our sense of place with each life and event. We are fortunate to have such a past behind us, as without the hard work […]
About the story: John Nash, the namesake of Nash Road, lived in Seward from 1904 until his death in 1927. His homestead was located at the head of Resurrection Bay where he had a small farm that was highly regarded for the quality of its vegetables. During his time here […]
“Snapshots of Seward”, a pictorial history book, is available at Cover to Cover Bookstore. “Snapshots of Seward” is the Seward Community Library Association’s Centennial project. The Seward Community Library Association greatly appreciates the hard work by Amy Mow and Dawn Ernst that finally made this book possible. It is a […]
In this week’s ‘Bits of History’ we hear the story of the finest baseball games ever played in the length and breadth of Alaska. The time is 1916 and the Anchorage baseball team has made the arduous journey down to Seward to take part in a 3 game series. Play […]
This week’s ‘Bits of History’ is dedicated to the fine and amiable citizens of Valdez. Thank you for not tossing our locomotive into the bay when you had the chance.
Join us for this week’s ‘Bits of History’ as we hear an account of the first sled dog race held in the city of Iditarod, Alaska.
From Wikipedia: Seward’s Day is a legal holiday in the U.S. state of Alaska. It falls on the last Monday in March and commemorates the signing of the Alaska Purchase treaty on March 30, 1867. It is named for then-Secretary of State William H. Seward, who negotiated the purchase from […]
(By Heidi Zemach for Seward City News) SPD Sgt.Doreen Valadez James Eacker, of Fairbanks, was convicted of murdering Toni Lister, a 29-year old Seward mother of four, by a Kenai Superior Court jury March 10th. She was killed sometime around March 6, 1982– almost 28 years to the day […]
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 […]