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The History of the Governor’s Mansion

By | November 23, 2012

You may never have heard of Walter E. Clark, but he was the first occupant of the Alaska Governor’s Mansion, along with his wife.  They began a tradition of annual holiday open houses that continues to the present day.  The story of that big house in Juneau inter-weaves with the story of Alaska’s history, as we’ll hear on the next Talk of Alaska.

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  • Steve Heimel, APRN


  • Carol Sturgelewski, author of “White House of the North:  Stories from the Alaska Governor’s Mansion”


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