Milton and Cora Holmes
Milt and Cora Holmes are Alaska sheep ranchers and long-time residents of Unalaska, Alaska. They lived on a remote sheep ranch at Chernofski for seventeen years, but eventually moved into Unalaska to be closer to family. Milt kept a detailed daily journal of the weather and their activites at the ranch. Originally from Northern Idaho, Cora was trained as a nurse, specializing in neonatal intensive care. She began a career as a writer in 1985, when her article " Living On An Aleutian Sheep Ranch " was published in Alaska Magazine. She has gone on to publish other articles, such as "Another Ghost At Chernofski" (Alaska Magazine, 1997), and books, including Good-Bye, Boise...Hello, Alaska, Dear Cora, and Best Of Country. For more about Cora Holmes see her website. Milt Holmes was born in Oregon on August 10, 1921, was a veteran, and passed away on October 10, 2006 at the age of 85.