End of the Trail
Notices in this section are limited to names of those who have achieved pioneer status through many years in the North, or who are otherwise of unquestioned importance in the daily scene.
Carl Orlander, 76. a resident of Seward for nearly half a century, died in a hospital there March 26. Born in Boston, he came to Alaska in 1916, stopping first at Skagway. He moved on to Seward shortly thereafter and purchased George Phelps* jewelry business, a trade he had learned as an apprentice in the East. Over the years, he served on the Seward City Council, the school board, the hospital board, and was the last surviving charter member of the Seward Masonic lodge. Famous for his entertaining at his Mile 7 cabin, his gracious hospitality was extended to groups ranging from governors and other political dignitaries to women's club teas and senior sneaks. His house in town, the old Al Peel house at Third Avenue and Railroad, is said to be the oldest house still standing in Seward. Following his death, the Resurrection Bay Historical Society made plans for its purchase as a memorial to Mr. Orlander.
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