Glacier Valley Gazetta
A Glimpse into the Past
By Marc Donadieu
Glacier City Gazette
The pages of Glacier Valley Gazetta are a fascinating look into Girdwood and the Turnagain Arm region 52 years ago.
GCG revisited the 8/28/17 interview with Dan Zantek to learn how Glacier Valley Gazetta was named.
“I said, ‘We’re going to do this paper, Glacier Valley Gazetta, because there was a lot of Polacks there; Jerry Bernis, Eddy Genswell [and Polka Dan, Gazetta is Polish for Gazette.]. Hugh was the writer, and he was always talking about writing. I thought it would be nice if Hugh were the editor of the paper and take control of it and do some writing and we’d contribute to it.
I said, “Ok Hugh, I’ll sell you the paper for a dollar. Of course, he never paid me the dollar, but he took the paper and ran with it. As you can tell, he did a really good job on it.”