AK: Yard Sales

Photo by Annie Feidt, APRN - Anchorage: Chuck and Cindi Graham with their Sydney Lawrence Craigslist finds at the Heritage Museum at Wells Fargo.

Today on AK, we head out in search of Alaska history…

Yard sales are a great summer tradition in this state. Thrifty Alaskans scour neighborhoods for good deals on used kitchenware, baby clothes and furniture. But when Wasilla resident Chuck Graham makes his weekend garage sale rounds, he’s on the hunt for something different. Graham is after rare historical finds from early Alaskan life.

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Annie Feidt is the Managing Editor for Alaska's Energy Desk, a collaboration between Alaska Public Media in Anchorage, KTOO Public Media in Juneau and KUCB in Unalaska. Her reporting has taken her searching for polar bears on the Chukchi Sea ice, out to remote checkpoints on the Iditarod Trail, and up on the Eklutna Glacier with scientists studying its retreat. Her stories have been heard nationally on NPR and Marketplace. Annie’s career in radio journalism began in 1998 at Minnesota Public Radio, where she produced the regional edition of All Things Considered. She moved to Anchorage in 2004 with her husband, intending to stay in the 49th state just a few years. She has no plans to leave anytime soon. afeidt (at) alaskapublic (dot) org  |  907.550.8443 | About Annie

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