Turnagain Times Tidbits
By Marc Donadieu
Glacier City Gazette
Now that the Turnagain Times has passed into the annals of history, it’s appropriate to look back at its 20-year past after its final issue was published Nov. 2, 2017.
The following excerpt is from the second issue of the Turnagain Times, published June 18, 1998 on page 1 and written by Ken Osuna.
Whittier Prepares for the Road
Two years from now motorists should be driving the new road connecting Whittier with the state road system at Portage. For the first time, motorists will be able to reach the western gateway to Prince William Sound without putting their vehicles on a train. On Thursday, officials from Whittier, the Alaska Department of Transportation and Public Facilities, and the Alaska Railroad are meeting in Whittier to plan for how the town will accommodate the additional visitors and who will pay for the new facilities.