This Day in History

Posted: Wednesday, October 13, 2004

In Alaska

• In 1920, Josephine Scott of Hydaburg was the first nurse to graduate from a training course in Alaska by completing a three-year course at the Juneau Native Hospital.

• In 1935, the first bridge to Douglas Island from Juneau, built at a cost of $225,000, was dedicated.

• In 1954, despite the late season, a uranium rush was on as more than 100 Anchorage prospectors rushed to the Shirley Lake area (100 miles northwest of Anchorage) following the strike reported on Oct. 11.

• In 1960, Alaska Methodist University, near Anchorage, was formally dedicated, with more than 150 students enrolled.



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