Annie’s Blog

Demand High for “Fighter” Books in Print

Fighter in Velvet Gloves: Alaska Civil Rights Hero Elizabeth Peratrovich was released mid-January but sold out quickly. If you have been unable to order through Amazon, they now have copies available for Elizabeth Peratrovich Day, Feb. 16.

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74 years ago on February 5th

74 years ago on February 5, 1945, the Alaska Territorial legislative gallery in Juneau, Alaska, was so crowded the doors were flung open, and people, Native and non-Native alike, lined the hallway outside. Some stood on chairs to see better. Elizabeth Peratrovich sat in the back, knitting needles clicking while her youngest, little Lorie, fed her the yarn.

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Skiing Part 3: Nordic Skiing

In those days Nordic ski gear consisted of bindings with three metal pins that slid into matching holes in the soles of our leather ski boots. Our skis were all wood, with bases we had previously painted at wax parties with sticky pine tar. Ahhh, the sweet, acrid smell of smoking-hot pine tar.

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