Krista Zody (32) interviews Dietrich Strohmaier (91.5) about his move to Alaska after World War II. He talks about dredging for gold around Fairbanks, surveying St. Lawrence Island, permafrost conditions around Fairbanks, and the early Alaska labor movement.

This interview was recorded in collaboration with StoryCorps. Recorded by Jessie Robertson on March 6, 2018 at the Pioneer Home in Fairbanks, Alaska. Edited by Kelsey Skonberg.

Music: “Saying Goodbye In The Rain (piano)” by Jeremy Wray

Surveying Alaska after World War II

 
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