The Seward Phoenix Log - News of the Eastern Kenai Peninsula since 1966

Cemetery tour set for solstice


The 9th annual Summer Solstice Cemetery Tour conducted by Lee Poleske will be on at 10:30 p.m., Saturday, June 21, weather permitting. It starts at the American Legion section of the cemetery, behind the Chamber of Commerce Visitors Center and lasts about an hour. There is no charge for the tour.

As usual, some of Seward’s past residents, including the first Seward police officer to be killed in the line of duty, will be remembered by reading the obituaries that appeared in the local newspaper. Some of them are in unmarked or unknown graves, which makes it even more important that they be remembered.

An Iditarod Trail centennial event will be commemorated, as will the victims of the 1964 earthquake.

Jennie Paulson’s new gravestone will be dedicated. In 1921 Paulson was the first woman to be elected to the Seward City Council. She died in 1933, but a headstone was never put up. This has been rectified through the generous donations of Seward citizens.


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