Cook Inlet Historical Society Presents: A History of Mud and Other Noxious Annoyances of Daily Life in Early Anchorage
7 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 19Online via Crowdcast
Rarely if ever mentioned in discussions of early Anchorage life is the inescapable mud, ruts, mosquitos, trash, splashes, human waste and associated noxious odors, among many other lifestyle impairments. During this virtual talk, historian David Reamer presents some of the other grittier and dirtier – literally – qualities of daily life in early Anchorage. From reckless motorists to tourists tossed into Cook Inlet, learn what life was really like in the so-called “good old days.” This is the second talk in the Cook Inlet Historical Society’s 2020-2021 Speaker Series, “Disasters.” This fall’s presentations are virtual, free and open to the public via the Crowdcast link; the same link can be used to review the recorded event after the program conclusion.
About the Presenter:
David Reamer is an academic and public historian. His peer-reviewed articles include topics as diverse as baseball, housing discrimination, food banks and the English gin craze. His “Histories of Anchorage” column runs weekly in the Anchorage Daily News. He also posts daily Alaska history on Twitter (@ASC_Historian).