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The fur farms of Alaska : two centuries of history and a forgotten stampede

Author: Sarah Crawford Isto
Publisher: Fairbanks : University of Alaska Press, ©2012.
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After its rudimentary beginning in 1749, fur farming in Alaska rose and fell for two centuries. It thrived during the 1890s and again in the 1920s, when rising fur prices caused a stampede for land and breed stock and led to hundreds of farms being started in Alaska within a few years. The Great Depression, and later the development of warm, durable, and lightweight synthetic materials during World War II, brought  Read more...
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History
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Isto, Sarah Crawford, 1942-
Fur farms of Alaska.
Fairbanks : University of Alaska Press, ©2012
(DLC) 2011033336
(OCoLC)748576713
Material Type: Document, Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Sarah Crawford Isto
ISBN: 9781602231726 1602231729
OCLC Number: 785927982
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 230 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: 1. The Russian period, 1749-1866: planting foxes on Aleutian Islands --
2. The pioneer period, 1867-1909: Americans reinvent Alaska fur farming --
3. Prewar expansion and WWI, 1910-1918: conservationist support for Alaska fur farms --
4. The fur farm rush, 1919-1924: "a stampede to take up islands" --
5. The peak years, 1925-1929: a territorial veterinarian and 700 fur farms --
6. The Great Depression 1930-1940: depression years and Alaska's experimental fur farm --
7. World War II, 1941-1945: a nonessential industry in a war zone --
8. Post-war hopes and decades of decline, 1946-2000: Cold War, oil boom, and the demise of Alaska fur farming.
Responsibility: Sarah Crawford Isto.

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After its rudimentary beginning in 1749, fur farming in Alaska rose and fell for two centuries. This title presents stories of the men and women who made fur their livelihood.  Read more...

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