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Iceworm history 

An annual mid-winter tradition since 1961, the Iceworm Festival is a one-of-a-kind celebration for a unique Alaskan town. Here’s how it all started: A couple...

Rainy Iceworm 

Not all Iceworm Festivals are snowy with clear blue skies! This Iceworm parade took place on a rainy year, but it didn’t deter the...

Egg Hatch 

The egg hatch was a fun feature of the Iceworm Festival beginning in 1966, when the first “egg” was frozen and displayed in a...

The history of the Bidarki Rec Center

After a recent City Council budget work session, I started thinking about the long history of the building we now call the Bidarki Recreation Center....

Eustace Paul Ziegler & Cordova, part III

Eustace Paul Ziegler boarded the S.S. Yucatan for Cordova and after a week’s voyage in January storms and snow across the Gulf of Alaska,...

Eustace Paul Ziegler and Cordova, part II

How did Eustace Ziegler make his way to Alaska? His father’s well-schooled work ethic evidently set in early for this young man. He is...

Naval radio history, part II

Welcome back to our series on the naval presence in our area, specifically the radio stations that connected Alaska to the Lower 48. The...

Cordova’s Cookin’

All the talk of clams over the last few weeks had me digging through my cookbook shelf perusing recipes for the delectable bivalve. I...

Cordova’s clams  

Cordova — clam capital of the world! What did Cordovans do with all those relatively easy-to-harvest razor clams in the 20s and 30s? Remember...

Museum Memories

There were two labor forces in the early Alaskan fishing industry – the fishermen and the cannery workers. Unfortunately, cannery work offered few opportunities...
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