Road Trippin’ Roadhouses

Screen Shot 2015-05-07 at 8.21.59 PMOver the past couple of weeks I’ve been watching with interest as reporters from KTUU Channel 2 in Anchorage have been visiting old roadhouses around the state for their program Road Trippin’ Alaska. They’ve already visited several of the classic roadhouses I’d earmarked for inclusion in my upcoming book about the roadhouses, such as the Talkeetna Roadhouse, the Chatanika Roadhouse, the Black Rapids Roadhouse, and the Gakona Roadhouse. These great roadhouses have also been featured by artist and author Ray Bonnell in Alaska Sketchbook and his column for the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner.

Screen Shot 2015-05-07 at 8.23.38 PMThe short video visits are fun and informative, and many of the roadhouses have been filmed more than once. For example, at the Talkeetna Roadhouse there’s an overview of the history of Talkeetna and the roadhouse, and in other videos the reporters join roadhouse owner Trisha Costello to learn pie-making, visit the local radio station and check out the recycling center.

Screen Shot 2015-05-07 at 8.19.33 PMAn Instagram feed and additional photos showcase more history and details about the roadhouses, and there’s a Road Trippin’ ‘I Spy‘ game to play in conjunction with the program. Check out KTUU’s Morning Edition for the next roadhouse on their statewide tour!

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About Helen Hegener

I write nonfiction books about Alaskan history, and my titles currently include The Alaska Railroad 1902-1923, Alaskan Roadhouses, Alaskan Sled Dog Tales, The First Iditarod, The All Alaska Sweepstakes, The Yukon Quest Trail, The Matanuska Colony Barns, and others. You can contact me via email at helenhegener@gmail.com
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