The Beautiful Matanuska Valley

MatanuskaValleyCoverThe Beautiful Matanuska Valley is a tribute to a very special part of the Last Frontier, a unique valley surrounded by towering mountains, bordered on its southern edge by the tidewaters of Knik Arm, a branch of Cook Inlet, crossed by sparkling streams and great rivers and dotted with thousands of crystal clear lakes. This valley is also the home of the Iditarod Trail Sled Dog Race, one of Alaska’s fastest-growing towns, and some of the richest historical sites in the state.

img_3316The book includes chapters on Palmer, Wasilla, and other communities within the Valley, both still-existing and long-gone. Stories and photos of Knik, Sutton, Matanuska, Big Lake, Chickaloon and others tell the story of the founding, settling, and development of the area, while details about the Valley’s geography, geology, transportation, agriculture, mining, recreation, tourism, and history – highlighted by hundreds of full-color photographs – showcase the many wonders of the beautiful Matanuska Valley.

100_5598 copyShown in all four seasons, with significant landmarks, attractions, historic sites and other points of interest, this book is a must-have volume for anyone who lives in, travels through, or loves Alaska’s beautiful Matanuska Valley!

The Beautiful Matanuska Valley

• 140 pages, full color, 8.5″ x 10″ paperback, maps, resources, index and photo index.

• $29.95 plus $5.00 postage and handling.

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• To order via check or money order, mail your order to Northern Light Media, PO Box 298023, Wasilla, Alaska 99629

• Also available on Amazon

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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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