Alascattalo Tales: A Treasury of Alaskan Humor

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780899508641
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 7/1/1993
  • Pages: 264

Table of Contents

Introduction
1 To Lie Like an Alaskan 1
2 Alaska's Clown Prince 5
3 The Kaguyak Telephone 10
4 The City in the Mist 13
Richard G. Willoughby and Alaska's Fata Morgana 13
5 "It Must Be True. I Read It in the Paper" 19
6 The Great Tanana Raft Classic 36
7 The Haines Peace Rock 39
8 Strange but True 42
9 Harold "Thrill 'em, Chill 'em, Spill 'em" Gillam 68
10 The Alascattalo Day Parade 74
Alascattalo, the Most Endangered of Species 77
The True Story of the Most Endangered Species: The Alascattalo 83
11 Porky Bickar and the Mt. Edgecumbe Charade 89
12 Fannie Quigley, Alaskan Folk Hero 94
13 Strange but True, Too 99
14 The Arctic Compass 118
15 Alaskana Absurdities 120
16 Bering Sea Golf Classic 130
17 Alaskan Ghosts? 132
18 Unusual and Humorous Alaskan Phrases 142
19 "Hey Buddy, Can You Spare a Bingle?" 153
20 The Cordova Ice Worm Festival 160
21 S. Lundblad and the Fishy Poem 165
22 Warren Sitka and Sourdough Journalist 170
The 17-Pound Blueberry 171
Kuskokwim Crabs 174
How to Catch a Kuskokwim Crab 178
The Invasion of Nome 179
23 Strange but True Two 184
24 Corruption in Paradise: The Socialist Party in Alaska 200
25 The Cordova Coal Party 205
26 When East Is West and West Is East 212
27 The World According to Orth or What's in a Name? 215
28 Strange but True as Well 222
29 The Alaskan Passport 234
30 Miscellaneous Alaskana 238
7 AAC 15.315 Classes of Shippers 238
Naming Alascattalo Plateau 238
Impersonating a Police Dog 240
"So You Want to Come to Alaska? 240
A Legislative Conversation 241
An Alaskan Bear Story 242
Bibliography 247
Index 251
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