The Stained Glass Dog Team

SGDT Buy Now“It dates from about 1910 and until some time in the 1980s it was part of the Alaskan Cigar Store in the building that was originally the old Arctic Club. Two companion stained glass pieces are still there, but they are less interesting.”

With that bit of information, sent via email in reply to an inquiry, the search was on for the history of the compelling image of a sled dog team created in stained glass which once graced the entryway to a renowned Seattle hotel. Over the span of several years, the author researched the era, visited the site and the museum where the stained glass dog team is now housed, and eventually pieced together a fascinating and little-known part of the history of Seattle, and of Alaska.

Klondike SledsThe story involves two social organizations, three hotels, and peripheral forays into the Klondike gold rush, the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, and Seattle’s Museum of History and Industry. With dozens of photographs and images, the patchwork history comes together to offer a fascinating look at the unique forces which helped shape the city of Seattle and the futures of Alaska and the Yukon Territory.

walrusThe Stained Glass Dog Team, by Helen Hegener, (Northern Light Media, 2014). 90 pages, full color, ISBN-13: 978-1500498443, ISBN-10: 1500498440. $16.00 plus $4.00 shipping.

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About Helen Hegener

My books currently in print include "A Mighty Nice Place," Alaskan Roadhouses, The First Iditarod, The Matanuska Colony Barns, The All Alaska Sweepstakes, and The Yukon Quest Trail. I am currently researching and writing a book on the history of the Alaska Railroad. All of my books and DVDs are available on this site, at Amazon, eBay, IndieBooks, CreateSpace, GoodReads, and through your local independent bookstores. I’ve volunteered for several sled dog races, including the All Alaska Sweepstakes, the Yukon Quest, the Northern Lights 300, and the Copper Basin 300. I also organized and sponsored two Mushing History Conferences, in 2009 and 2010, which drew presenters and attendees from across Alaska and Canada. You can contact me on Facebook, at PO Box 870515, Wasilla, Alaska 99687-0515, and via email at helenhegener@gmail.com
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