The legislature has passed legislation naming public works in Petersburg after two well known citizens.  On the recommendation of the City of Petersburg, I was proud to introduce these bills to recognize Alaskans who have made a contribution to their community and our region.
Senate Bill 24 names the bridge over Hammer Slough after Louis Miller. Arriving in Petersburg in 1901, Miller worked as a carpenter for town founder Peter Buschmann. He constructed some of the first houses on Hammer Slough and oversaw construction of the Sons of Norway Hall. 

Senate Bill 25 names the South Mitkof Island Ferry Terminal after Richard ‘Dewey’ Duvall. “Dewey”, as he was known to friends, was a longtime resident of Petersburg and was instrumental in the founding of the Inter-Island Ferry Authority (IFA). He served on the IFA board of directors for 10 years, and worked at the South Mitkof terminal until his passing last fall.

It is important to recognize Alaskans who give of themselves to make a difference in our state, and I’m pleased the legislature passed these bills.

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