Alaska History Footnotes: The Atlin Meteor


And while we are talking about Atlin: from the December 14, 1915 Fairbanks Daily Times, the predecessor to the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner: Despite fairly strenuous efforts, WC is unable to confirm, corroborate or even find independent reference to this report. A crater 50 feet in diameter? Really? That would have been an extremely loud explosion, but there…

Thomas Seibold: Lost But Not Necessarily Dead


The Alaska Dispatch has a long, thoughtful piece on missing German/Wisconsin survivalist Thomas Seibold. He disappeared on the Sungak River, northeast of Ambler, Alaska. Yesterday the Alaska State Troopers announced they were abandoningsearch efforts. But before  we all write him off as dead, WC wants to take his readers back to 1963, and the story of…