Return traveler reunites with garnet seller after 34 years
September 13, 2023
A former garnet seller was reunited with one of her customers last week after 34 years.
In 1989, Eva Lee Henderson traveled to Wrangell from Chicago for a ferry trip with a friend. During her roughly 30-minute stop in town, she had just enough time to purchase two garnets from an 11-year-old girl at City Dock - Kristy Nore, now Kristy Woodbury.
The garnets came with a handwritten note, explaining how they were formed and where they were excavated from.
"I thought it was very interesting that only children could go to the (garnet) ledge," Henderson said. "I had no idea that it was that far...