Southeast History: Bombs, Bolsheviks and salmon at Port Althrop
web-posted Wednesday, September 17, 2014
The period just before and especially during World War I was one of rapid expansion in the salmon industry. In Southeast Alaska, 36 new operations began between 1915 and 1918. What prompted this increase? Sockeye had been the most desired canned salmon in earlier years. Then the federal government purchased canned pink salmon for the overseas troops, thus opening a new market. Men hastened to join the bonanza.
web-posted Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Tickets are available for the fifth annual Women Who Rock event Oct. 18 at Craig Tribal Hall.