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Bear man of Admiralty Island : a biography of Allen E. Hasselborg

Author: John R Howe
Publisher: Fairbanks, Alaska : University of Alaska Press, 1996.
Series: LanternLight library.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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As a young man Hasselborg (1876-1956) was lured to Alaska by gold at the beginning of the century. He learned the skills of prospecting, mining, building boats, trapping game, fishing, and homesteading. Above all though he became a bear hunter until his respect for the animals turned him into a conservationist and his commitment led him to learn scientific research. By the middle of the century he guided nature  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biography
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Howe, John R.
Bear man of Admiralty Island.
Fairbanks, Alaska : University of Alaska Press, 1996
(OCoLC)605402629
Named Person: Allen E Hasselborg; Allen E Hasselborg; Allen E Hasselborg
Material Type: Biography, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John R Howe
ISBN: 0912006803 9780912006802 0912006811 9780912006819
OCLC Number: 34471467
Notes: Maps on endpapers.
Description: xxiii, 248 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: Hasselborg's domain --
Minnesota upbringing --
Outcast in Florida --
Northbound --
Best woodsman --
Bitten by the proud bear --
Too many neighbors --
Rancher --
Bear man --
Wise in his judgment --
Hermit of Mole Creek --
Old sourdough.
Series Title: LanternLight library.
Responsibility: John R. Howe.
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As a young man Hasselborg (1876-1956) was lured to Alaska by gold at the beginning of the century. He learned the skills of prospecting, mining, building boats, trapping game, fishing, and homesteading. Above all though he became a bear hunter until his respect for the animals turned him into a conservationist and his commitment led him to learn scientific research. By the middle of the century he guided nature photographers and was on the front line in the battle between the timber industry and conservationists.

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