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Anchorage : from its humble origins as a railroad construction camp

Author: Elizabeth A Tower
Publisher: Fairbanks : Epicenter Press, 1999.
Series: City history series (Epicenter Press)
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A smokehouse and cabin were the only buildings at the mouth of Ship Creek when a railroad construction camp was built there in 1915. Today, Anchorage is the transportation center of Alaska.
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth A Tower
ISBN: 0945397720 9780945397724 0945397739 9780945397731
OCLC Number: 41603147
Description: 222 pages : illustrations, 1 map ; 22 cm.
Contents: Ch. 1. Arrival of white settlers --
Ch. 2. Town site auction --
Ch. 3. A railroad town --
Ch. 4. The end of the boom --
Ch. 5. Depression farmers come north --
Ch. 6. War effort energizes city --
Ch. 7. The battle for statehood --
Ch. 8. Good Friday Earthquake --
Ch. 9. The oil boom years --
Ch. 10. A decade of prosperity --
Ch. 11. A city matures --
Map --
Bibliography --
Index --
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Series Title: City history series (Epicenter Press)
Responsibility: Elizabeth Tower.
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A smokehouse and cabin were the only buildings at the mouth of Ship Creek when a railroad construction camp was built there in 1915. Today, Anchorage is the transportation center of Alaska.

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by dcornwall (WorldCat user published 2007-07-09) Excellent Permalink
I have just finished the book Anchorage: From its humble origins as a railroad construction camp by Dr. Elizabeth Tower and wish to recommend it to all relative Alaskan newcomers like myself. I think it would be of value to anyone wanting to understand Alaska and Anchorage a bit more.The best feature...
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