Writer James A. Michener, left, talks with Michael Anderson of Portland, Ore., July 3, 1988, after autographing a copy of Michener's most recent book at the time, "Alaska." Michener and his wife Mari were in Sitka to serve as grand marshals of the town's Fourth of July parade. It was the first time the Micheners returned to Sitka since they lived there between 1985 and 1987 when he was writing his Alaska novel.
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