Saturday, November 6, 2010

November 7, 1911

Flo's Diary:

Awake early but lie in bed till 10. Take walk on hill. Lunch, visit school and Miss Nettleton. Met Mr. O’Conner from Fairbanks. Interesting old white-haired gentleman. Ate dinner with Miss Smith – met Miss DeGrafe. Walk home with Miss DeGrafe and then visit with Miss. S. To bed early. Met Mr. Hour (sp?) and saw Mr. Clark.

According to Mining, Media, Movies by Elizabeth A. Tower *, a Ruby DeGraff of Cordova, kept the records for Capt. Lathrop in the first established Cordova Chamber of Commerce (1913). DeGraff continued to work for Lathrop as a personal secretary. As Lathrop become more involved in establishing theatre's around the state, DeGraff found herself traveling around to the theatres and to Seattle helping run them and managing the showings.

Tower, Elizabeth, Cap Lathrop's Keys of Alaska'a Riches: Mining, Media, Movies, 1991.

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