Cordova Chronicles: Tales of an outhouse on the move and an Oregon State victory

Part of the magic of sports is the anticipation of a dramatic finish.In basketball, we hope for a tie or one bucket margin in...

Cordova Chronicles: A fisher of men and the sea

Followers of Christianity have often been known as fishers of men, based on a Bible versus from Matthew 4:19.  Their mission has always been...

Cordova Chronicles: 110 Fourth of July celebrations, Cordova Style

Another Fourth of July, Cordova Style, is here. Our fair city was incorporated on July 8, 1909, just four days after the first official...

Cordova Chronicles: Weather forecasting by thumb

Living in a seafaring community, weather is always foremost on our minds.  Commercial and pleasure craft of all sizes routinely depart the safe confines...

Cordova Chronicles: Going, going, gone!

Baseball is an American institution, and right here in Cordova, Alaska, USA, one of the first sights newcomers pass when approaching the heart of...

Cordova Chronicles: A royal repair

When one thinks of warm lightweight high-tech jackets, names like North Face, Eddie Bauer, and Patagonia likely come to mind.Chances are no one has...

Cordova Chronicles: Get your red-hot doggies

Baseball season is upon us, and what would a trip to the ball park be without a hot dog?  From the tiny concessions stand...

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...

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