Alaskan Roadhouses: Shelter, Food and Lodging Along Alaska’s Roads and Trails’
“The Alaskan roadhouse …. deserves and has earned the high regard that all Alaskan and northern travelers have for the roadhouse.” ~William E. Gordon, in Icy Hell (Wm. Brendan & Son, 1937)
‘Alaskan Roadhouses: Shelter, Food and Lodging Along Alaska’s Roads and Trails,’ by Helen Hegener, is the newest book from Northern Light Media, publisher of acclaimed Alaskan history books, including ‘The 1935 Matanuska Colony Project,’ ‘The First Iditarod,’ and ‘Along Alaskan Trails.’ This long-anticipated 284-page book recounts the detailed histories of twenty-four roadhouses, and presents historic photos of two dozen more. Along with the colorful histories are first-hand accounts of those who stayed at the roadhouses while traveling the early trails and roads of Alaska, including the Reverend Samuel Hall Young, Frank G. Carpenter, Judge James Wickersham, Leonhard Seppala, Col. Walter L. Goodwin, and Matilda Clark Buller, who opened a roadhouse near Nome in 1901, at the height of the Nome Gold Rush.
“Alaskan Roadhouses, Shelter, Food, and Lodging Along Alaska’s Roads and Trails,”
by Helen Hegener, published by Northern Light Media. 6″ x 9″, over 100 black/white photographs, 284 pages. $24.95 plus $5.00 shipping and handling. http://www.northernlightmedia.com
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.
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