It Happened in Alaska

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True Tales from Alaska's PastFrom the Gold Rush to Tlingit potlatches to the Alaska Reindeer Project, It Happened in Alaska offers a unique look at intriguing icons and episodes from the history of the Last Frontier.Meet Scotsman Edward Harriman, whose quest to shoot an Alaskan brown bear resulted in the identification of nearly 600 previously undiscovered plants and animals. Read about the construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, which pumps more than one million barrels of oil daily through frozen terrain. ...
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Overview

True Tales from Alaska's PastFrom the Gold Rush to Tlingit potlatches to the Alaska Reindeer Project, It Happened in Alaska offers a unique look at intriguing icons and episodes from the history of the Last Frontier.Meet Scotsman Edward Harriman, whose quest to shoot an Alaskan brown bear resulted in the identification of nearly 600 previously undiscovered plants and animals. Read about the construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline, which pumps more than one million barrels of oil daily through frozen terrain. And learn how the 1985 Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race brought both the race and musher Libby Riddles international fame. In an easy-to-read style that's entertaining and informative, Alaska resident Diane Olthius recounts some of her state's most captivating moments.
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Ever since Diane Olthuis move to Alaska in 1977, she has been ice hiking, kayaking, canoeing and researching her adopted state's history. This book recounts 30 episodes in the annals of the Last Frontier, including true stories of Russian exploration, Klondike Gold Rush adventures, World War II Japanese occupation, and the destructive 1964 earthquake.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762739080
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 7/1/2006
  • Series: It Happened In Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 192
  • Sales rank: 937,871
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.56 (d)

Meet the Author

Diane Olthuis moved to Alaska in 1977 to teach on remote St. Paul Island. She has hiked the Chilkoot Trail, climbed Denali, canoed the Yukon River and kayaked Glacier Bay. The tiny community of Hope is her home. Diane is the author of Historic Building Survey: Hope, Alaska and Goldpan, and Trapline & Camera: The Harry A. Johnson Album.
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