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Remembering 1919, one hundred years later

Aug 9, 2019

A century ago, Bristol Bay was changed forever by two simultaneous calamities: The Spanish flu pandemic and the collapse of the salmon run.

The Spanish flu, which killed about 50 million to 100 million people, reached Alaska in the early 20th century.

As part of the commemoration of the American Indian Alaska Native Heritage Month, University of Alaska Bookstore is hosting a presentation about the pandemic that hit Alaska in 1918.

Tundra Vision proprietor Katie Ringsmuth and Tim Troll, who is the executive director of the Bristol Bay Heritage Land Trust, stopped into KNBA’s Morning Line to talk about the presentation.