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Frozen in Time

Karstens photo The frigid spirit of Alaska mountaineering captured during first winter ascent of Mount McKinley.

Frozen in Time

A look back at the week that was…

By P.M. Fadden
Associate Editor

Monday, February 26th – Alaskan Proud: Mount McKinley National Park is established, 1917. It is today now incorporated into the Denali National Park and Preserve.

Karstens photo The frigid spirit of Alaska mountaineering captured during first winter ascent of Mount McKinley.

Karstens photo
The frigid spirit of Alaska mountaineering captured during first winter ascent of Mount McKinley.


Tuesday, February 27th – Theodosius effectively founds a university in Constantinople, 425.
Wednesday, February 28th – Alaskan Proud: climbers Art Davidson, Dave Johnston and Ray Genet completed the first winter ascent of Mount McKinley, 1967.

Thursday, March 1st – U.S. Congress passes the Civil Rights Act, 1875. The act is then invalidated by U.S. Supreme Court in 1883.

Friday, March 2nd – An international conference intending to reduce national arms stockpiles opens in London, 1908.

Saturday, March 3rd – Palestinian/Jordanian, Sirhan Sirhan testifies in a court in Los Angeles that he killed Robert Kennedy, 1969.

Sunday, March 4th – Samuel Cole opens the first tavern in Boston, Massachusetts, 1634.

These dates in history are happily brought to you by the Glacier City Gazette in the hopes that the current week is just as noteworthy. Cheers.

 


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