Paula and Herman Savikko

  Herman and Paula Savikko at the JACC gallery, February 2018

Herman and Paula Savikko at the JACC gallery, February 2018

Herman Savikko's grandparents both emigrated from Finland and arrived to work in Juneau in the early 1900's.  Herman grew up in Douglas, and lives there today with his wife Paula.  Herman and Paula shared family history and memories from years past in Douglas. 

"As kids growing up [in Douglas], we lived in a four-block radius."

 

Grandparents

Finland - emigration - coin flip - cousins - desperation



Premonition

grandmother - tongue and matchstick - Treadwell cave in