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Garden Club hears presentation on Alaskan pioneer Fannie Quigley

Local historian and gardener Jane Haigh gave an overdue presentation about her years researching Fannie Quigley, a renowned Alaskan pioneer and...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2014-12-10/garden-club-hears-pres
Arts & Entertainment
Treatment and technology are on your side

...for its history and I think that if you're up for a good tale, then you'll like it, too. For the medically-minded, historians, or for anyone who likes a good bio, "Dr. Mütter's Marvels" is a delight, no matter how you slice it. The Bookworm...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/arts-entertainment/2014-12-10-0
Arts & Entertainment
Kenai Peninsula College: Around Campus

...conditions and for her hunting and trapping. Haigh is a respected historian and author of several Alaska history books, including "Searching...Story of Soapy Smith." Haigh has been honored as the Alaska Historian of the Year by the Alaska Historical Society. New exhibit...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/schools/2014-12-07/kenai-peninsula-college
Schools
Michaela Hutchison's historic wrestling title makes Alaska Sports Hall of Fame

...50 Years of Kayhi Basketball," Brown's teams recorded a four-year record of 83-13. "Brown could do it all," historian Brad Groghan wrote in his book about Ketchikan's rich basketball history. "Brown was an offensive force ... but could...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/sports/2014-12-08/michaelas-hutchisons-historic-wres
Sports
How do you count Alaska's governors? It depends

...Three - Egan, Jay Hammond and Tony Knowles - served back-to-back terms.When asked which number Walker holds, the state historian, Jo Antonson, said she was unaware of how Alaska counts governors. The director of the state Division of Libraries, Archives...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/news/2014-12-03/how-do-you-count-alaskas-governors-i
News
Rich Lowry: A stupendous bounty

...better standard of living. "Americans achieved modern heights by the middle of the 18th century," according to economic historian Robert Fogel, and had already "reached levels of life expectancy not attained by the general population of England or even...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-11-26/rich-lowry-a-stupendous-bounty
Opinion
Cultivate 'a new aesthetic of slowness'

...that a train traveling that fast would literally crush the bones of the passengers and so must be avoided at all costs. As historian Stephen Kern puts it, "New speeds have always brought out alarmists." Kern goes further. He says concern about the effects...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/2014-10-02/cultivate-a-new-aesthetic-of-sl
Community
Tune out the downers in your life

...Responding to His love with appreciation and dedication makes life truly beautiful.Thomas Carlyle, the Scottish essayist and historian, wrote, "I believe you will find in all histories that no nation that did not contemplate this wonderful universe with...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/community/2014-10-09/tune-out-the-downers-in-your-li
Community
All surface, no substance

...same fresh spirit she brought to the governor's office. Instead, we got a punch line on "Saturday Night Live."When historians look at the footnote that was Sarah Palin, they won't use phrases like "great compromiser" or "fair negotiator" or...

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-08-04/all-surface-no-substance
Opinion
The Nixon resignation at 40

...case, which ushered in abortion on demand.Still, he remains one of our most fascinating presidents and one we can be sure historians will "kick around" for at least another 40 years.Readers may email Cal Thomas at tcaeditors@tribune.com.

http://peninsulaclarion.com/opinion/2014-08-09/the-nixon-resignation-at-40
Opinion

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