Delta News Web Article

Screen Shot 2015-11-02 at 9.25.17 AMThe Delta News Web, which serves the communities of Delta Junction, Big Delta and the surrounding area in northeastern Alaska, at the junction of the Richardson Highway and the Alaska Highway, features an article about four roadhouses in that part of the state, with historic photos of Rika’s Landing, Sullivan’s Roadhouse, the Black Rapids Roadhouse and Yost’s Roadhouse.

The article quotes a 1944 booklet by the U.S. Department of the Interior: “Alaska roadhouses are functional necessities to travel through country populated sparsely or not at all. They are inns or taverns…. providing food and shelter for the traveler…. they often serve as trading posts…. sources of supply for pack trains, prospectors, and trappers…. and are post offices as well as general stores, often linking enough functions to become real communities in themselves.”

Roadhouses Buy NowAlso: “The roadhouse tales span the territory of Alaska, and include first-hand accounts of early travelers along the trails.”

Alaskan Roadhouses: Shelter, Food and Lodging Along Alaska’s Roads and Trails, by Helen Hegener, published in October, 2015 by Northern Light Media. 284 pages, over 125 black/white photographs, 6″ x 9″ format. $24.95 plus $5.00 shipping and handling from Northern Light Media.

Available at Amazon, eBay, and your local independent bookstores.

Postal orders can be mailed to Northern Light Media, Post Office Box 870515, Wasilla, Alaska 99687-0515.

About Helen Hegener

Author and publisher, Northern Light Media and Alaskan History Magazine.
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2 Responses to Delta News Web Article

  1. Thank you Helen. I am really excited about getting your book and reading it. I have read a lot of history on our area here in Delta, but I always enjoy another persons take on things. Thank you also for sharing the Delta News Web on your site. Enjoy your day. – Pam (webmaster, editor of the Delta News Web)


    • nlmhelen says:

      Thank you, Pam, for the opportunity to share information about my new book with your Delta News Web readers! Delta Junction truly is in the heart of historic roadhouse country, and some of the most fascinating stories came from that area. I can’t wait to share more of them in Volume Two of Alaskan Roadhouses!


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