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The Klondike Gold
Rush in response to the 1893 depression in the United States, is one of
the most epic movements of people in history. It lured over 100,000
people to one of the most harsh environments anywhere in the world. It is
a saga of people willing to risk it all to realize their dreams of gold.
Whitehorse, Yukon and Skagway, AK are two cities that were the focal
points to get to Dawson, YT where gold was discovered in 1896. Many
descendants of today’s Alaskans trace their ancestry to Klondike gold miners.
Join our local expert, Jerri Roberts, as she explores the stories and
events which left a long-lasting mark on Alaska and its people.
In his early
career, Horace Bristol’s photography was featured in some of America’s
most notable publications such as Life, Sunset, Time and also National
Geographic. When he began to capture life during the Great Depression,
his images of migrant farm workers in California inspired John
Steinbeck’s masterpiece, The Grapes of Wrath. Our expert, Donna Granata,
knew Horace personally before his death in 1997 and honors his legacy by
maintaining archives of his work near his Ojai, California home. She has
contributed to exhibitions of his work at The Getty Center in Los Angeles
and is delighted to share stories of his life in this presentation.
defeat in August 1945, Soviet troops entered the north of Korea, while US
troops entered the south. In December 1945, the three victorious allies
of the Second World War decided to rule Korea as a trust territory,
dividing Korea into north and south along the 38th parallel, with the
USSR and the US being given the authority to oversee each part
respectively. This lecture will present the long lasting struggle of
these two nations to co-exist between conflict and peacemaking ever