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Aunt Phil's trunk : an Alaska historian's collection of treasured tales

Author: Phyllis Downing Carlson; Laurel Downing Bill
Publisher: Anchorage, Alaska : Laudon Enterprises, Anchorage, Alaska : Aunt Phil's Trunk, LLC ©2006-<©2016>
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Features stories about Alaska's rich history and was written by late Alaska historian Phyllis Downing Carlson and her niece, Laurel Downing Bill.
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Genre/Form: Anecdotes
History
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Phyllis Downing Carlson; Laurel Downing Bill
ISBN: 9781578333301 157833330X 9781578333431 1578333431 9781578333738 1578333733 9781578334353 1578334357 9781940479040 1940479045
OCLC Number: 190872443
Notes: Cover title of volumes 3-<5> is followed by chronology of content.
Description: volumes <1-5> : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 23 cm.
Contents: v. 1. Early Alaska; Alaska's changing landscape; Time of discovery; Little-known stories; Alaska becomes a U.S. territory; Alaska's first gold rush; Dreams of gold; Rush to the Klondike; Sea captains, scoundrels and nuns; Native Alaskans; Settlements spring up --
v. 2. Early Alaska; Glimmers of gold; Law and order; Routes to resources; Prince William Sound; Wilderness trails; A few trailblazers; Mighty mountains --
v. 3. 1912-1935: Early Cook Inlet; Early railroad days; Big city concerns; A few city forefathers; Trailblazers on wheels; Epidemics, rescues and disaster; Early Alaska aviation; Daring flyboys; From the newsroom, 1930s --
v. 4. 1935-1960: World War II erupts; Military routes emerge; A few good men; Conflict in the Aleutians; 1940s postwar news; Cold War era; Road to statehood; Statehood at last --
v. 5. 1960-1985: First five years of statehood; Earthquake!; Alaska land in dispute; Prudhoe Bay oil; Some highlights; Some low points; Mass murder in the north; 25 years in the news.
Other Titles: Alaska historian's collection of treasured tales
Bringing Alaska's history alive!
Responsibility: by Phyllis Downing Carlson, Laurel Downing Bill.

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Features stories about Alaska's rich history and was written by late Alaska historian Phyllis Downing Carlson and her niece, Laurel Downing Bill.

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A wonderful collection of Alaska history

by AnchorageSchools (WorldCat user published 2009-12-09) Excellent Permalink

This is a wonderful collection of Alaska history stories written by Phyllis Downing Carlson, who moved to Alaska as a child in 1914, and her niece. Carlson was a some-time teacher, winner of the writing for Reader's Digest contest and she certainly saw a lot of changes and history during her lifetime. ...
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