Photo Courtesy of the Anchorage Museum, Ward Wells Collection.

David Reamer is a historian whose focus in recent years has been unearthing Alaska’s complicated and curious past. He writes a weekly column for the Anchorage Daily News about the state’s history, covering a wide range of topics that include landmark restaurants, unsolved crimes, and Anchorage’s most famous horse.

ATMI senior producer Quinn White spoke with Reamer about his work. He talks about Anchorage’s history with housing discrimination, why the city looks the way it does, and some of the stranger tidbits of Alaska’s past.

Hosted by Roey McCowan.

Music by Kendrick Whiteman.


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