Alaska historian dies of cancer

January 9, 2015 4:23 AM

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A woman who wrote 13 books and more than 100 articles, many about the history of Southeast Alaska, has died. Patricia Roppel of Wrangell was 76.

Her daughter, Cindy Baird, tells The Associated Press that Roppel died of cancer Jan. 6, 2015, in Bellevue, Washington.

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