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If she hurries up she can make it to this conference in Sitka, once called the "Paris of the East" by the Russian settlers in Alaska. Original film of "cabin fever" I remember they made, in the silent film era, the cabin had a tunnel under it, out to the river bank it was on. Sat on the roof in the spring! I worked for the NPS around the original location and the current location of the Captain Moore Cabin in Skagway, Alaska right after Mt. St. Helens exploded. I met a school teacher on his way to Homer, Alaska years ago, there I think. Hope he did well!
Sitka NP to sponsor Conference
Until the U.S. purchased Alaska from Russia in 1867, the Russian empire owned this part of North America. For nearly 100 years, the Russians called Sitka their Alaskan capital. Celebrating this aspect of Sitka’s past, on August 18-22, 2010, Sitka NHP and the International Association of Specialists on the Study of Russian America will co-sponsor the 4th International Conference on Russian America, at Sitka. The conference follows those held in Sitka in 1979 and 1987 and in Irkutsk, Russia in 2007. A formal call for papers will be issued soon.
Links to more information may be found at: www.nps.gov/sitk/anniversary-august-2010.htm
– December 2009 NPS Archeology E-Gram
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