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Stories from the Stevens Stacks

stories from the stacks
This week we bring you two tales from the collection.

While fighting for Alaska Statehood, Stevens served under President Eisenhower, whom the Senator greatly admired.  As Senator, Stevens served with an additional 8 U.S. Presidents.  Can you name all 8?  Hint — They are all shown in this photo from our stacks.

Our second tale come from Mr. Whitekeys.  He was a guest on the afternoon KFQD radio show “The Dave Stieren Show”.  In this 2 minute segment, Mr. Whitekeys shared two stories of Senator Ted Stevens.  We located both the pictures referred to in the clip and shared them here.   The segment of the June 3 show is also included.

Sen. Ted Stevens and Rep. Don Young pose with a life-size cutout of then-President Bill Clinton and a giant cut out of a can of spam on the Capitol steps in July 1993 for Mr. Whitekeys Fly-By-Night Club. Ted Stevens Foundation photo.

We hope you enjoyed this first edition.  Tune in next Thursday to read what new discoveries we have made in the Stevens Stacks.

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Merry Christmas

The Ted Stevens Foundation wish you a very Merry Christmas and a Happy Holiday.

In the spirit of this holiday season, we wanted to share a our history with you.

1995 Christmas letter Stevens Family

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Birthday Message from Senator Dan Sullivan

A wonderful birthday message from Senator Dan Sullivan.

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Happy Birthday Senator Stevens

Happy Birthday Senator Stevens

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Join us for Ted Stevens Day this week

Ted Stevens Day


In 2011, the Alaska State Legislature dedicated the fourth Saturday in July as Ted Stevens Day as a tribute to the Senator’s many contributions to our state. The Foundation, in keeping with the Senator’s mantra to “Get Out and Play,” organizes statewide events on Ted Stevens Day to provide opportunities for Alaskans to enjoy the outdoors in honor of Senator Stevens.


2015 Events


Tuesday, July 21

Ted Stevens Day Presentation – 12:00 pm at the Carlson Center

There will be a presentation about Senator Ted Stevens at the Fairbanks Chamber of Commerce luncheon at the Carlson Center. Stop by and see some historical photos and pick up your “Ted Stevens Day - Get Out and Play” T-shirt.


Friday, July 24

Ted Stevens Day Open House – 2:30-7:00 pm at TSMRI

NOAA Fisheries will be hosting an open house from 2:30 pm- 7:00 pm at the Ted Stevens Marine Research Institute (TSMRI). The open house will feature guided tours of the facility, exhibits on research projects at the lab, and information about other organizations that work to protect Alaska’s fisheries resources. This event will allow Alaskans to observe first hand Senator Stevens’ contributions to managing and protecting Alaska’s vitally important fisheries.


Friday, July 24

Cook Up Some Alaskan Fun – 4:30-7:00 pm at the Parkshore Condos Clubhouse

Join friends and neighbors as they ``Cook Up Some Alaskan Fun for Ted Stevens Day 2015.`` Enjoy barbecue salmon and compare special salmon glazes while sharing stories about Senator Stevens.


Saturday, July 25

Ted Stevens Day celebration – 1:00-3:00 pm at Girdwood Health Clinic

The Girdwood Health Clinic is hosting free food and activities, including a fire truck tour, blood pressure checks, bean bag toss, art activities, music and more to honor Senator Ted Stevens and his legacy to Alaska.

Senator Ted Stevens wanted to insure that residents and visitors of Girdwood and the Turnagain Arm Area had a facility that could provide health care. With his help, the old post office was acquired with a grant from the Denali Commission. It is now the home of the Girdwood Health Clinic.

1:00 Presentation of Ted Stevens Annual Award presented to 2015 Friend of Girdwood Health Clinic.


Saturday, July 25

Catch, Clean and Cook – 11:00 am at Soldotna Creek Park

In memory and celebration of Ted Stevens' legacy and in conjunction with the Soldotna Progress Days event, the Kenai River Sportfishing Association joins in on this family fun day at the Soldotna Creek Park with its annual Catch, Clean and Cook program.

The day also includes a parade, music, family activities and various booths, including raffles, food and beverages.

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