Author Archives: Pam Foreman

Talk of the Rock – Tsunami Preparedness

Last week a group of folks gathered in Kodiak to learn about emergency preparedness. The two-and-a-half day event brought representatives from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Weather Service and Division of Homeland Security to Kodiak to help train emergency planners, responders, and mayors, among other city and borough staff members. Some of those involved with the training stopped ... Read More »

Talk of the Rock – Tsunami Preparedness

Last week a group of folks gathered in Kodiak to learn about emergency preparedness. The two-and-a-half day event brought representatives from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, National Weather Service and Division of Homeland Security to Kodiak to help train emergency planners, responders, and mayors, among other city and borough staff members. Some of those involved with the training stopped ... Read More »

Way Back in Kodiak – Corked at Karluk

In 1943, Karluk villagers were transferred thousands of acres of land and water to create the only Indian reservation in Kodiak’s history. In this episode, discover how a US Supreme Court case, local canners, village fishermen, and federal agencies responded to the creation of the controversial Karluk Reservation. Read More »

Way Back in Kodiak – Canned at Karluk

This episode follows the journey of a Karluk salmon can. It begins with the earliest Karluk fishermen, the Alutiiq people, and traces the development of the Karluk salmon fishery through the establishment of the Alaska Packers Association in 1893. Along the way, you will learn about the Chinese cannery workers who made the can, the San Francisco-based beach seiners who ... Read More »

Way Back in Kodiak – Murder in the Magazin

On November 1, 1886, Benjamin McIntyre was murdered at his dining room table within the historic Russian American Magazin. His murderer was never found- alive, that is. In this episode, learn about McIntyre’s murder from witnesses, including Kodiak’s first American teacher, first post master, Customs Collector and counterfeiter, among others. Plus, hear from historians and an anthropologist to learn what ... Read More »

Way Back in Kodiak – Kashevaroff’s Coming Home

John and Diane Lovejoy had never been to Kodiak before, but when they visited this August, they were coming home. John’s mother is Alexandra Kashevaroff, daughter of Father Andrew Kashevaroff. If you have lived in Kodiak, the last name is likely familiar. Kashevaroff Mountain, Kashevaroff Road, Kashevaroff Villa, monuments behind the Holy Resurrection Cathedral– the family was prominent enough to ... Read More »

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