Aunt Phil's Trunk: Bringing Alaska's history alive!

Aunt Phil's Trunk: Bringing Alaska's history alive!

by Laurel Bill

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Aunt Phil's Trunk: Bringing Alaska's history alive! by Laurel Bill

Aunt Phil's Trunk Volume Five features dozens of short stories and hundreds of historical photographs that share the history of Alaska from 1960 to 1984. This fifth book in the Alaska history series highlights the first 25 years of statehood when the optimistic citizens of the Great Land created a government from scratch in just a few years and dealt with many challenges. Aunt Phil s Trunk Volume Five shares firsthand accounts of survivors who experienced the 1964 Good Friday earthquake and the devastating tsunamis that followed that 9.2 temblor. It also features stories about the discovery of black gold on the North Slope in the late 1960s, and how Alaska s Native people fought for their land and won the largest settlement ever granted Native Americans. That agreement cleared the way for oil companies to build an 800-mile pipeline through some of the most rugged and remote country in the world during the 1970s.


Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781940479026
Publisher: Aunt Phil's Trunk LLC
Publication date: 07/09/2016
Series: Aunt Phil's Trunk
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 448
File size: 30 MB
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About the Author

Third-generation Alaskan Laurel Downing Bill has turned her Alaska historian aunt's work into a lovely series of books that highlight Alaska's colorful past. Downing Bill earned a degree in journalism from the University of Alaska Anchorage in 2003 and wrote several award-winning articles while employed as a reporter for the Anchorage Chronicle newspaper from 2002-2004. Her weekly Alaska history column, titled Aunt Phil's Trunk," was a favorite with the paper's subscribers."

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