Thursday, March 27, is the 50th anniversary of the 1964 Good Friday Earthquake, the largest ever recorded in North America. Ketchikan is home to a few people who experienced the magnitude 9.2 temblor first-hand, including Tom Fowler. He was only 4 years old when it hit, but he remembers the event, and even what he was reading at the time. He sat down with KRBD’s Leila Kheiry to reminisce. Here’s a portion of their conversation.
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In the Garden
At this time of year the garden is quiet. New compost has been added in anticipation of the as yet planting of next year’s garlic. Taking a walk on the wild side with two new varieties of hard neck garlic, Organic Vietnamese Red and Spanish Roja. The Spanish Roja, reportedly brought to Northwest Oregon before 1900, is often called Greek garlic. The Organic Vietnamese Red is a milder garlic with higher sugar content and sweet flavor.
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