Thank you for Art Johnson’s account of what happened to the millrace (Letters, 9/6), but there’s a bit more to the story.
When I entered the university in 1945, the millrace was already damaged, maybe by a flood. The 1946 Oregana quoted the ASUO as having funds to start the student union and also repair the millrace. Even though boating was impossible, the Anchorage cafe had good food — notably their delectable Anchorage cream pie.
I have never been able to duplicate that pie. It was both creamy and light. My guess is that it contained gelatin. Does anyone have the recipe? Wouldn’t wonderful to celebrate the return of the millrace with the Anchorage cream pie?
June Goetze Quincy