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July 21, 2022

Episode 93 - Juneau, Alaska's Evergreen Cemetery

Episode 93 - Juneau, Alaska's Evergreen Cemetery

Jennie and Dianne explore Evergreen Cemetery in Juneau, Alaska. Founded in 1891, Evergreen Cemetery has become the final resting place to many of Juneau's pioneers. They share the ordinary extraordinary stories of two Tlingit women who were instrumental in preserving and continuing their native heritage, the stories of the co-founders of Juneau, and Joseph Juneau and Richard Harris, and a love story that ended in tragedy with the sinking of the S S. Princess Sofia also called The “Unknown Titanic of the West Coast”.  As poet Robert Service wrote, "Let us journey to a lonely land I know. There's a whisper on the night wind, there's a star agleam to guide us, and the Wild is calling, calling... Let us go."

Resources used to research this episode include:
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