This editorial first appeared in the Ketchikan Daily News:
Gov. Sean Parnell’s vision for Alaska includes the restoration of Wrangell’s Chief Shakes Island, including a tribal house and totem poles.
Gov. Parnell, in conjunction with Sen. Bert Stedman, appropriated $250,000 for the project this past legislative session.
The Chief Shakes Historic Site in Wrangell’s harbor is listed on the National Historic Register. It was built in 1940.
Sealaska Timber Corp. donated Prince of Wales Island cedar trees to the restoration.