By Becca Clark
Wrangell Sentinel 

Historian addresses elephant in the room

 

Ronan Rooney purchased a postcard from the 1940s or 1950s, showing Elephant's Nose. His latest history blog tells the tale of the naming of the nose.

Ronan Rooney picked the Nose for his latest history lesson.

The podcaster recently wrote a blog post about one of the island's most photographed landmarks: Elephant's Nose.

It's at the northern tip of Woronkofski Island, 4.5 miles west of Wrangell across Zimovia Strait. Rooney's blog digs into the history behind the Nose and how it got its popular name.

Fannie Kellog Young, wife of the Rev. S. Hall Young, gave the Nose its name. The couple moved to Wrangell in 1878 and lived just in front of where the post office is today. Fannie Young had a direct view of the Nose from her house and noted tha...



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