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Wilma Williams

Wilma Williams

Wilma Williams first came to Alaska in 1926 when she was eighteen months old when her father headed north for work. They ended up in Seldovia where he became a fisherman. After having to return to the Lower 48 because of her mother’s health, Wilma finally returned to Homer in 1941, and worked in Anchorage when the soldiers were there during World War II. After Wilma was married, she and her husband helped to build the road and lived in a Wanigan in Homer. She’s written two books about her life in Homer: This is Coffee Point: Go Ahead, and If You've Got It To DoFor more about Wilma Williams.

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