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Arctic homestead : the true story of one family's survival and courage in the Alaskan wilds

Author: Norma Cobb; Charles W Sasser
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Griffin, 2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : English : 1st St. Martin's Griffin edView all editions and formats
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In 1973, Norma Cobb, her husband Lester, and the their five children, the oldest of whom was nine-years-old and the youngest, twins, barely one, pulled up stakes in the Lower Forty-eight and headed north to Alaska to follow a pioneer dream of claiming land under the Homestead Act. The only land available lay north of Fairbanks near the Arctic Circle where grizzlies outnumbered humans twenty to one. In addition to  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Named Person: Cobb family.; Cobb family.
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Norma Cobb; Charles W Sasser
ISBN: 9780312283797 0312283792
OCLC Number: 52345760
Description: 294 pages, [8] pages of plates : illustrations ; 21 cm
Responsibility: Norma Cobb and Charles W. Sasser.

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"Turn off the TV, throw a log on the fire, unpack your dreams. This is the real thing: a farewell account of our greatest myth about ourselves, the frontier myth. Norma Cobb writes with a skinning Read more...

 
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