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Dr. F. W. Herms and Z. J. Loussac

Dr. F. W. Herms and Z. J. Loussac set out on the winter trail between Iditarod and Flat Creek in this 1912 photo. Herms was a dentist who lived in the Ruby mining district; Loussac would gain prominence as an Anchorage businessman, and served as mayor from 1948 to 1951. The three-story Z. J. Loussac Public Library, erected in 1986, is the main branch in the Anchorage Municipal Libraries system. Archives, University of Alaska Fairbanks

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