Turnagain Times Tidbits
By Marc Donadieu
Glacier City Gazette
Now that 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. 3, 2017. The following excerpt is from Turnagain Times Vol. 1, No. 5, published Aug. 6, 1998 as a short article on page 11 written by Loverne Burcee.
Herman ‘the German’ Visits Girdwood (Part 1)
Girdwood was honored in July when Herman “the German” Hastreiter, his wife Jan and children Hillary, and JC arrived from Arizona to visit Girdwood friends and their “old stomping ground”.
Herman lived in Girdwood in the seventies; a fine, well-liked and respected building contractor, ski school director, AND he played the zither to perfection!
In the “good old days,” locals looked forward to an evening at the Nugget Inn or the Double Musky to enjoy Herman “the German” on his romantic zither. He was never too tired to entertain after a hard day’s work.