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Petersburg resident shares experience from Shakes event

Earlier this month, a number of Petersburg residents joined hundreds of other visitors in Wrangell for the Shakes Tribal House rededication. Among them was the Petersburg Public Library’s Cultural and Education Coordinator Jessica Ieremia who was excited to witness the historic event. Ieremia brought back some of the sounds and voices for this audio essay on the experience:
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Photo by Jessica Ieremia

Photo by Jessica Ieremia

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A man in a skiff brings a pump and fuel drums over to the grounded Moonshadow and Robert G. Johnston Tuesday morning.
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Petersburg’s purple librarian, Ruth Sandvik, is 100 years old today. Family and friends are marking the occasion with fireworks last night Sunday night and a party this afternoon. Sandvik worked for years as high school librarian and has been honored for bringing the arts and radio to Petersburg. more