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Alaska books roundup 2013

...Kirkpatrick Hill. Fairbanks author Hill, a great-grandmother, tells the story of an orphan adopted by two tough gold miners. (Henry Holt and Co., June 2013)"Lone Wolves" by John Smelcer. This young adult book describes a 16-year-old...
Darlin, Willis to talk on history of Juneau at upcoming workshops

...will highlight hydroelectric efforts from the 1880s to today. Willis will include hydro projects built by the early gold miners, the early history of Alaska Electric Light & Power Co. and the construction of Snettisham by the Federal Government...
Miner sentenced for building unauthorized road

FAIRBANKS - An Ester gold miner has been sentenced to six months in jail for building an unauthorized mining road and intentionally damaging another person's...
Marian Hassel Schafer

...Francisco on August 6, 1927. Her parents emigrated from Norway and settled in Fairbanks, Alaska, where her father was a gold miner at Fairbanks Creek. She attended school in Fairbanks, but decided to finish high school in Seattle and she graduated...
And the winner is... no one yet

...Or touched that Crimson Bears logo????!!!!I ask you... have they met an honest to goodness gold miner up along that secret creek????!!!!! I tend to think we would hear them coming long before we saw them on the...
State files lawsuit on access to mining claims

...six trails in the lawsuit that total 65 miles and encompass a 400-square-mile area. The state says all the trails originate in Chicken, located at 68 Mile Taylor Highway, and were established by gold miners more than 100 years ago.
Accumulated Fragments: Gruening and Bartlett walk the long road to statehood

...and became the secretary to Delegate Dimond of Alaska (1933-1934). For a few years, until 1939, he worked as a gold miner, but in 1937 he also became chairman of the Alaska Unemployment Compensation Commission. You can see that both men had...
Accumulated fragments: Getting rich on the rush

...trails from Skagway or Dyea were extremely torturous and both towns were run by a mean criminal element. Before these gold miners would get to the Klondike they would travel hundreds of miles through some of the most rugged terrain imaginable, leaving...
Ghost hunters seek help

...of two structures unceremoniously joined in the early 1970s. One was built around 1930 and inhabited by a bitter old gold miner who lost his fortune earned in the Klondike to a bad marriage and unfortunate business dealings. He finally lost his...
Thoughts on a woman's daily schedule in 1890

...biscuit, sliced ham, sliced tomatoes, peaches and cream, cake and tea. I guess these meals were for the hard working gold miner, farmer or lumber jack. It does seem quite substantial. I have no idea what fried gumbo is; I looked everywhere and...


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