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Lt. Gov. Treadwell Commemorates the Cordova “Coal Party”

May 3, 2011, Juneau – Lt. Governor Mead Treadwell will recognize the 100th anniversary of the Cordova “Coal Party” on May 4 at 2:30 PM at Marine Park on the Juneau Warf.

In 1911, over 300 Cordova businessmen and citizens protested high fuel prices and federal government encroachment by dumping foreign coal into Orca Bay.  Lt. Governor Treadwell will commemorate the event by reading Governor Sean Parnell’s executive proclamation naming May 4 as Cordova “Coal Party” Recognition Day, and every year on this day, we will remember our commitment to protecting our liberty.

Who:                      Lieutenant Governor Mead Treadwell

What:                     Cordova “Coal Party” Commemoration

When:                    Wednesday, May 4, 2011 at 2:30 PM

Where:                   Marine Park at the Juneau Wharf, Juneau, AK

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