Alaskan Roadhouses

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Award-winning author Helen Hegener has written over a dozen books, including Along Alaskan Trails, The First Iditarod, The 1935 Matanuska Colony Project, and several others. In 2007 she founded Northern Light Media, an Alaskan company which publishes books and produces documentary videos about various facets of the history of Alaska.

Alaskan Roadhouses

Shelter, Meals and Lodging Along Alaska's Early Roads and Trails

Authored by Helen Hegener

From the earliest tent-style roadhouses to today's picturesque roadside lodges, Alaskan roadhouses are a colorful reminder of the state's past, and many are still an important part of Alaska's transportation network. From the Valdez-to-Fairbanks Trail to the Iditarod Trail, from snowy routes over the frozen rivers and across the farthest reaches of the northland, the roadhouses were there offering a warm meal and a place to rest for weary travelers.

This book shares the history, photographs, maps, artwork, and articles about these iconic Alaskan structures through the adventurous stories of Alaska's early travelers. With photos and excepts from books, newspapers and magazine articles from the turn of the century, exciting tales of the roadhouses are shared by authors such as the Reverend S. Hall Young, Judge James Wickersham, champion dog musher Leonhard Seppala, Iditarod Trail-blazer Colonel William L. Goodwin, and many others.

Besides the first-hand accounts of visiting these establishments, over two dozen Alaskan roadhouses are described in detail, and more than two dozen others are showcased in a gallery of old roadhouse photos. For anyone interested in Alaskan history or the old roadhouses which stood along the northern trails, this book will provide many hours of enjoyable reading.

Publication Date:
1517785634 / 9781517785635
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Binding Type:
US Trade Paper
Trim Size:
6" x 9"
Black and White
Related Categories:
History / United States / State & Local / West

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