Ruth Sandvik: Interview Outline: Section
Photo of Levey's store in Kotzebue
Tape Reference Number: H2002-09-11
Ruth Blankenship-Sandvik talks with Bill Schneider and Eileen Devinney
in Kiana, Alaska on February 28, 2002.
Eileen Devinney: Do
you know what building that is? It is huge construction. I wondered --
Ruth Sandvik: This
one? I think it's -- I thought it was Hanson's -- oh, they called it Hanson's
Store, but I think it was Levey's Store before him. It was still -- it
was still up when we moved here in '35.
Left to right: Vincent Schuerch, Lorry Schuerch, Michael Atoruk, Winona Gooden, Leo Gooden, and Wilbur Atoruk
[Photo courtesy of Frank Gooden]
Bill Schneider: Let's
just turn it this way here. Just a second.
Ruth Sandvik: Okay.
Eileen Devinney: All
the people are identified on the reverse.
Ruth Sandvik: Oh,
really, are they?
Eileen Devinney: Seems
to be. There's -- I just noticed there is a lot of handwriting on the back
Bill Schneider: So
you think that was a store, huh?
Ruth Sandvik: Yes,
it was William Levy's Store, and -- but we always called it Hanson's house.
And he was a miner. I -- he was old when I -- when I saw him, and I don't
know, they just kind of drifted and died, and then you just never heard
too much more about them. They didn't have families.