Mairiis “Mossy” Kilcher tells a story during a panel called Women Pioneers Speak on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2017 at the Homer Senior Citizens Center in Homer, Alaska. Four women whose families homesteaded in Alaska told tales of the early days to a crowd eager for stories. (Photo by Megan Pacer/Homer News)

Women pioneers talk early Alaska days

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