Longtime Haines resident Bob Henderson passed away this week at age 95. Henderson wore many hats in the community – husband, father, former mayor, beloved high school math and science teacher, local historian and farmer. He grew produce and crops on his 14-acre farm on Allen Road and raised variety of animals, including horses. He leaves the property to the American Bald Eagle Foundation. It’s not to be subdivided but used by the foundation for birds and agriculture.
Last autumn Henderson spoke with his friend Spencer Douthit, recording stories of Haines history. Here, Henderson tells about driving the Haines Highway for the first time in the 1940s, what the land looked like and wildlife he saw.
Henderson was buried this week at Jones Point Cemetery. A memorial service is planned for 1 p.m. Saturday at the Haines Presbyterian Church.