Noted Southeast historian dies

Posted: Monday, November 29, 2010

Bob DeArmond, a prolific writer about the history of Alaska and one of the founding fathers of the city of Pelican, died Friday at home in Sitka. He was 99.

DeArmond also wrote for several Southeast Alaska publications, including the Empire and the Ketchikan Daily News, covering the Territorial Legislature, according to the Juneau-Douglas City Museum's website. More than 700 of his columns are online as part of the Digital Bob Project, sponsored by the museum. He also worked for Alaska Territorial Gov. Frank Heintzleman and served on the Sitka City Council.

For more on the Digital Bob Project, visit he2p0L.

Please see Tuesday's Empire for more information.

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