Alaska Then & Now is your pipeline to the rich history of “The Last Frontier.” Our nation’s largest state is home of some of the country’s best hiking, camping, fishing, and kayaking. Through a series of gold, fur, timber, fishing, and oil booms, author Rosemary Lord demonstrates the before-and-after effects of this state’s extraordinary evolution.• This thorough account matches historic images with specially-commissioned photos of modern Alaska, showing the amazing transformation of America’s largest state.
•Discover what lies among the snowcapped mountains of Alaska with fascinating historical detail and a treasure trove of photographs.
•Tour the Gastineau Waterfront in Juneau where you can hike, ride the Mount Roberts Tramway
•On a clear day see Juneau, the Gastineau Channel, and nearby mining ruins.
•Sojourn to sacred spaces, including the flourishing Anchorage Memorial Park Cemetery, the classic Church of the Holy Trinity, and the charming St. Nicholas Russian Orthodox Church.
About the Author
Sonya Senkowsky is an Anchorage-based freelance journalist, science writer and Web consultant who specializes in writing about Alaska. Previous projects have taken her to the Aleutian Islands, to a dinosaur dig above the Arctic Circle, and to the little-visited Kodiak Seamount, three miles beneath the ocean. A former newspaper reporter who has written for numerous periodicals, Sonya has been an Alaskan since 1996. She is also founder and editor of the Web sites AlaskaWriters.com and AlaskaScienceOutreach.com.