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.
Richard T. Bushell, an early-day Alaska newspaper editor, died at Auburn, Wash., on September 16 at the age of 87. Born in Hull, England, Mr. Bushell came to the Pacific Northwest in 1889. In 1909 he came north to Wrangell and purchased the weekly Alaska Sentinel, which had been established in 1902, changing its name to Wrangell Sentinel. Two years later he sold the paper and moved to Ketchikan where he took over publication of the weekly Ketchikan Miner, established in 1901. He continued with this paper until it suspended in September, 1915. Meanwhile, beginning in 1914 he was also editor of the Daily Miner and continued in that capacity until December, 1916, when it was merged with another daily. Mr. Bushell then returned to the Puget Sound country, where he published weekly newspapers for many years. [Dec1960]
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