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Title:
The Alaska Juneau-Douglas Island news. [volume] : (Treadwell, Alaska) 1918-1919
Place of publication:
Treadwell, Alaska
Geographic coverage:
  • Douglas, Alaska  |  View more titles from this: City State
  • Juneau, Alaska  |  View more titles from this: City State
  • Treadwell, Alaska  |  View more titles from this: City State
Publisher:
Alaska Treadwell and Alaska Juneau Gold Mining Companies
Dates of publication:
1918-1919
Description:
  • Vol. 1, no. 1 (Sept. 1, 1918)-v. 1, no. 30 (Jan. 15, 1919).
Frequency:
Bimonthly
Language:
  • English
Subjects:
  • Alaska--Douglas (Juneau)--fast--(OCoLC)fst01313924
  • Alaska--Juneau.--fast--(OCoLC)fst01213587
  • Douglas (Juneau, Alaska)--Newspapers.
  • Juneau (Alaska)--Newspapers.
Notes:
  • Issue for Jan. 15, 1919 called vol. 1, no. "30", but constitutes vol. 1, no. 10.
LCCN:
sn 93049270
OCLC:
29267917
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The Alaska Juneau-Douglas Island news

The Alaska Juneau-Douglas Island news was a bimonthly publication published on the first and fifteenth of each month by the Alaska Treadwell and Alaska Juneau Gold Mining Companies. The publication ran from September 1, 1918 to January 15, 1919, and the editor was L.S. Ferris, also called Steve Ferris, who was in charge of the employment bureau for the Treadwell Company. The publication focused on workers who were serving with the armed forces during World War I and ran the line "for the boys 'over there'" in the masthead. The paper explained in its first issue that the publication was "intended to be a community letter... to all former employees of the Alaska Juneau, the Alaska Treadwell, the Alaska Mexican and the Alaska United Gold Mining Companies who are bearing arms in our country's service."

The newspaper provided updates on the soldiers, kept an honor roll of workers who were serving, and maintained a service flag with stars for all of the workers. The paper printed letters that it received from soldiers in training or on the front and provided updates on people who received commissions, soldiers who died, and more. The Alaska Juneau-Douglas Island news also published information on local news and how people around the town were supporting the war effort through supplies, war loans, war stamps, and more. The paper was sent to every former Treadwell and Alaska-Juneau mine employee. The issue on November 1, 1918 also reported on the Princess Sophia disaster, when a passenger ship ran aground and sank; the issue explained what had happened and provided a list of all of the victims identified up to that point. The final issue on January 15, 1919 extolled the "splendid young men of our community who took part in this mighty struggle for honor and liberty" and expressed pride in the work that the newspaper did and what it accomplished in bringing news from home to soldiers serving overseas.

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