The first building in Cordova was a saloon, observes Dick Shellhorn. Now, one of its more famous is gone forever.
The CoHo's bar bell remains one of its most significant artifacts, writes Dick Shellhorn.
“An early morning walk is a blessing for the whole day,” wrote Henry David Thoreau. Dick Shellhorn agrees.
Dick Shellhorn recounts a trip down the Columbia River in the wake of famed 19th-century explorers Lewis and Clark.
Though Mad Magazine is shutting down, the world is still full of mad antics, such as a plan for a $10 billion border wall that can be cut through with a $100 reciprocating saw, Dick Shellhorn writes.
Union Army Generals Phil Sheridan and William Sherman were known for their aggressive tactics during the Civil War and retreat never seemed to enter their minds. They emerged as leaders in battles that eventually ended that bloody and tragic conflict. Ironically, two glaciers near Cordova that are named in their honor are now retreating — in a pace that is startling and historic.
Wandering about today’s Cordova boat harbor, one would be hard pressed to find a wooden craft, writes Dick Shellhorn. Yet tied at the end of Float B in the North harbor is a craft that appears to be fiberglass but in fact was originally wood, a vestige of a different era and style of fishing.
Duck hunting is a sport that defies explanation, writes Dick Shellhorn — but perhaps that's its greatest charm.
"These days, completion of construction projects on schedule seem to be a rarity," writes Dick Shellhorn. "Yet Cordova’s Wilson Construction did exactly that, wrapping up a $2 million repair job to the far end of Power Creek on Sept. 15."
It’s been a very berry summer, and in fact, that’s likely why it has not been a very bear-y summer.