Anne Linkenhall, park ranger at the Sitka National Historical Park, describes all the activities planned for the Fourth of July. From 10:30 to noon at the Russian Bishop’s House , rangers dressed in period costumes will host historic and traditional games for children of all ages. Concurrently, park staff are offering a Russian Tea Service, with traditional samovars brewing black and citrus tea to go along with tea cakes. Linkenhall also explains how one of the nation’s first Fourth of July parades happened right here in Sitka in 1868.
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NPS’s Historic Fourth
Utility director Chris Brewton and Blue Lake expansion project manager Dean Orbison discuss the status of Sitka's current generation outage, as a penstock is installed at the new Blue Lake powerhouse. While Blue Lake hydro is down, the city is running on Green Lake hydro, plus a new Solar Titan diesel turbine -- one of the first permanent installations of this unit in Alaska. more