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I Never Did Mind the Rain: A collection of oral histories from southern Southeast Alaska.

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From the beginning Ketchikan was a seaport city, providing goods and services to outlying camps, mines, canneries and villages. With an excellent harbor and bustling waterfront, the town attracted a growing number of independent, adventuresome souls who were not afraid of hard work or inclement weather.

These "slice of life" stories are intended to give a flavor of those e
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Paperback, 105 pages
Published 1995
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Bobbi
Sep 02, 2013 Bobbi rated it really liked it
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Because we're going to Alaska soon and will stop at the town of Ketchikan, I ordered this little book of oral histories put together by the Ketchikan Public Libraries. What a wonderful look back at how this town developed and survived over the years. People came from Japan, the Philippines, Norway, Russia, and the lower 48 to live among the Native Americans in this rainy southeastern part of Alaska. By reading this, you can put together the story of much of the 20th century including the two ...more
Elizabeth (Alaska)
Dec 13, 2014 Elizabeth (Alaska) rated it really liked it
A wonderful way to "see" old Ketchikan. Nearly all of those interviewed for this project have left this earth. It was fun working on the project.
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