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Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Cordova Chronicles: No ice breakup for Texans

This year’s Nenana Ice Classic totaled $225,000 and had 35 winners. Alaska’s oldest guessing game was born, as many other gambling schemes, of a...

Cordova Chronicles: Requiem for a sourdough

Sourdough pancakes have always been a key part of Alaska history. Indeed, fortune seekers who raced north in search of gold in the late...

Cordova Chronicles: History under a bridge

Last week I wrote about the famous 11-mile tangent on the CR&NW Railway mentioned by Alfred O. Quinn in his book Iron Rails to...

Cordova Chronicles: History in tangents and circles

Spring cleanup is here again. A lack of snowfall this past winter means debris is already appearing. The annual Cordova Chamber of Commerce Cleanup...

Coaching legend calls it a career after 547 wins

The coach who guided the Cordova High boys to their best single-season record and established the mark for longest tenure as CHS mentor is...

Tales of adventure by local author Dick Shellhorn

“Balls and Stripes: A Life Time of Sports Adventures”, a new book by Cordova’s Dick Shellhorn, gets its title from his many experiences playing,...

Cordova Chronicles: Elements and vessels damage Cordova marine facilities

Winds, tides, ice and even a few vessels have not been kind to Cordova’s marine facilities this past year. Fortunately, no one has been...

The Readers Respond: More Blasts from the Past

 A trading post of the banks of Alaganik Slough, connected to the RR tracks by a boardwalk, plus an exposed rocky pinnacle and water...
Helmets such as this with built-in earphones are the latest innovation to enhance entrainment for skiers and snowboarders.

Cordova Chronicles: Entrainment could prove to be hazardous

One of the news reports that came from the recently completed Olympics centered on the use of music to pump up athletes, especially snowboarders...
From left, Freddie Lantz, Harry Curran, and Kenny Van Brocklin, working the counter at the Cordova Commercial Company in 1954. Shellhorn Family Collection

Cordova Chronicles: They Called Him Hook

Kenny Van Brocklin passed away on February 3, 2018, in 1000 Palms, California.  He lived to be 91.  And enjoyed every moment of it.What...






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