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JUNEAU - This month, local researcher Mark Whitman will present The Douglas Island Gun: Alaskan History Hiding in Plain Sight. Seated outside the Douglas Library, the Douglas Island gun goes somewhat unnoticed by passerby's. However, Whitman states that this "cast-iron gun, it's muzzle long sealed... could trace the path of Alaskan history from the early fur trade to the present. The Douglas Island gun points to a Northwest narrative whose repercussions are still felt today."
Whitman to present on Douglas Island gun 022509 AE 2 Capital City Weekly JUNEAU - This month, local researcher Mark Whitman will present The Douglas Island Gun: Alaskan History Hiding in Plain Sight. Seated outside the Douglas Library, the Douglas Island gun goes somewhat unnoticed by passerby's. However, Whitman states that this "cast-iron gun, it's muzzle long sealed... could trace the path of Alaskan history from the early fur trade to the present. The Douglas Island gun points to a Northwest narrative whose repercussions are still felt today."

Courtesy Of Mark Whitman

According to local researcher Mark Whitman, the Douglas Island gun plays an important role in Alaska history.

Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Story last updated at 2/25/2009 - 11:36 am

Whitman to present on Douglas Island gun

JUNEAU - This month, local researcher Mark Whitman will present The Douglas Island Gun: Alaskan History Hiding in Plain Sight. Seated outside the Douglas Library, the Douglas Island gun goes somewhat unnoticed by passerby's. However, Whitman states that this "cast-iron gun, it's muzzle long sealed... could trace the path of Alaskan history from the early fur trade to the present. The Douglas Island gun points to a Northwest narrative whose repercussions are still felt today."

In following with the Juneau-Douglas City Museum's Coffee & Collections Series, the presentation will be held on Saturday, February 28, 2009 at 10:30 a.m.

Coffee for this program is generously provided by Heritage Coffee Company. For more information on this presentation or other programs at the Juneau-Douglas City Museum please visit www.juneau.org/parkrec/museum or call 586-3572.


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