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Jean Murray: Music

Let the Sunshine In

(Vocals: Robert Menaker, Rick England, Allen Menaker, Virgil Holman)
Words by Ada Blenkhorn; music by Chas. H. Gabriel
“One of the most popular songs on deck these cloudy days has been...‘Let a Little Sunshine In,’” Joseph Grinnell wrote in his diary on June 25, 1898. He was about 75 miles south of the Bering Strait. Grinnell was part of a group of twenty stampeders from California who were sailing on their own three-masted schooner intending to find gold along the Kobuk River in northwest Alaska. No gold was found along the Kobuk.