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Michael Swisher is interviewed by Bill Schneider and Dave Krupa in Kenny Lake, Alaska on October 22, 1993.

Author: Michael Swisher; William S Schneider; David J Krupa
Series: National Park Service collection - Wrangell-St. Elias.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on Cassette : Cassette recording : English
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Michael Swisher talks about working for Boeing in Seattle, visiting Alaska, studying maps and deciding on a place to homestead in Alaska, the road into his homestead, Ed Jarue, Ran Skaiger, clearing the land, constructing a house, growing hay, bee keeping, rental cabins on his property, other sources of income, working at the school in different jobs, keeping climate records for the National Oceanic Atmospheric  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Interviews
Named Person: Michael Swisher; Bill Etchells; Ed Jarue; Sam Lightwood; Keith Murray; Ran Skeezager; Helen Swisher; Keith Murray
Material Type: Audio book, etc., Internet resource
Document Type: Sound Recording, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Swisher; William S Schneider; David J Krupa
OCLC Number: 321070376
Notes: For educational and non-profit uses only. For commercial uses, please contact the UAF Oral History Program.
The Copyright to these interviews is held by the University of Alaska Fairbanks Elmer E. Rasmuson Library. To listen to the interview, click the link at the bottom of this record. Please contact UAF-APR-reference-Service@alaska.edu to discuss using the whole or part of this recording in another work or ordering a copy for personal use. A small fee may be charged to defray labor and postage charges. Any copies of recordings used in any other material must attribute the work to the University of Alaska Fairbanks Elmer E. Rasmuson Library.
Event notes: Recorded on October 22, 1993 in Kenny Lake, Alaska.
Description: 1 audiocassette (approximately 60 min.) : analog.
Series Title: National Park Service collection - Wrangell-St. Elias.

Abstract:

Michael Swisher talks about working for Boeing in Seattle, visiting Alaska, studying maps and deciding on a place to homestead in Alaska, the road into his homestead, Ed Jarue, Ran Skaiger, clearing the land, constructing a house, growing hay, bee keeping, rental cabins on his property, other sources of income, working at the school in different jobs, keeping climate records for the National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration, his wife retiring from teaching, marketing his honey, selling his hay to livestock owners, Sam Lightwood, Bill Etchells, Keith Murray, the Kenny Lake community hall, activities in Kenny Lake, his water source, Copper Valley Electric, community well in Kenny Lake, his farming activities throughout the year, trying to raise alfalfa, yellow-flower blossom Siberian alfalfa, lakes drying up in the area, climate in the area, equipment for haying, his amateur radio activities, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park, the value of the park, increased numbers of people coming into the area, growth of the school, his adopted son, and his advice to other homesteaders.

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