Local history

This is a photo of a feature story on a page of the Juneau Empire published on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 1995, from an archived book. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
This is a photo of a feature story on a page of the Juneau Empire published on Tuesday, Aug. 21, 1995, from an archived book. (Clarise Larson / Juneau Empire)
Three generations of the Behrends-Gruening family stand outside the bank founded by B.M. Behrends. Standing from left: Jack Vines, Caroline Gruening Vines, Anne Gruening (great-granddaughter of B.M. Behrends), and Win Gruening (grandson of Governor and Senator Ernest Gruening). Young Norah and Jack Vines stand in front. Photo by Laurie Craig

Rooted in Communty: Behrends Bank

Banking on the future of a mining camp

Three generations of the Behrends-Gruening family stand outside the bank founded by B.M. Behrends. Standing from left: Jack Vines, Caroline Gruening Vines, Anne Gruening (great-granddaughter of B.M. Behrends), and Win Gruening (grandson of Governor and Senator Ernest Gruening). Young Norah and Jack Vines stand in front. Photo by Laurie Craig
This undated photos shows National Day of Mourning plaque on Cole's Hill in Plymouth, Mass, where since 1970 Indigenous groups have gathered to mourn the history of colonization in North America. This year marks the 400th anniversary of the traditional "First Thanksgiving " in 1621, but for many Indigenous people, including Alaska Natives, the holiday is a somber one. (Courtesy photo / Creative commons)
This undated photos shows National Day of Mourning plaque on Cole's Hill in Plymouth, Mass, where since 1970 Indigenous groups have gathered to mourn the history of colonization in North America. This year marks the 400th anniversary of the traditional "First Thanksgiving " in 1621, but for many Indigenous people, including Alaska Natives, the holiday is a somber one. (Courtesy photo / Creative commons)
At 101, Alaskan aviatrix reflects on ‘best and happiest’ days of her career
At 101, Alaskan aviatrix reflects on ‘best and happiest’ days of her career
The “New Office Building” in the Treadwell Mine Historical Park awaits its ribbon cutting. The building was recently renovated by the Treadwell Historic Preservation and Restoration Society, Inc. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)

New-look mining building gets a ribbon cutting

Celebration of rehabbed structure set for Sunday.

The “New Office Building” in the Treadwell Mine Historical Park awaits its ribbon cutting. The building was recently renovated by the Treadwell Historic Preservation and Restoration Society, Inc. (Michael Penn | Juneau Empire)
Nancy Livingston Stratford, right, laughs with Jim Wilson at her 100th birthday party in June 2019 at her home in Carlsbad, California. (Courtesy Photo | Dot Wilson)
Nancy Livingston Stratford, right, laughs with Jim Wilson at her 100th birthday party in June 2019 at her home in Carlsbad, California. (Courtesy Photo | Dot Wilson)