Alaskan History Magazine

Alaskan History Magazine is an independently produced magazine dedicated to portraying the colorful and important past of the Last Frontier as an interesting and exciting journey of exploration. The style is conversational, yet confident and informative, thoroughly researched to bring the true stories of the people, places and events which shaped Alaskan history to a wide readership. Subscribe to the digital edition at issuu; for print you can order a single issue or all of the back issues:

SPECIAL OFFER, The First Year! The current May-June issue, and five back issues.

The current May-June, 2020 issue, plus all five back issues for one low price! This makes a great gift for a history-loving friend! Price is postpaid to U.S. addresses only.


To order a single issue of Alaskan History Magazine:

May-June, 2019 issue, Vol. 1, No. 1, postpaid

Articles include the construction of the Alaska Railroad; a 1918 trip by Margaret Murie, Addison Powell’s 1902 adventures in the Copper River Valley, the All Alaska Sweepstakes sled dog race, the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition in Seattle, and the 1935 Matanuska Colony barns.


July-August, 2019 Issue, Vol. 1, No. 2, postpaid

Alaskan bush pilots and early aviators, Alaska’s first newspaper, The Esquimaux; the Alaska Steamship Company; a 1916 horseback trip across the Kenai Peninsula by Frank G. Carpenter; Alaska’s first commercially successful novelist, Barrett Willoughby; and an exciting childhood in the gold rush town of Nome


Sept-Oct, 2019 issue, Vol. 1, No. 3, postpaid

The sled dog artwork of Josephine Crumrine, the luxury cruise of railroad magnate Edward H. Harriman and his carefully selected passenger list of scientists and artists, the importance of a key player in Alaska’s history: the sea otter, and the story of the SS Nenana, the Last Lady of the River. Also the history of Alaska’s flag, and an excerpt from Josiah E. Spurr’s 1896 expedition to the Birch Creek Mining District.


Nov-Dec, 2019 issue, Vol. 1, No. 4, postpaid

The Orr Stage Company, a WPA guidebook to territorial Alaska, the Kink in the FortyMile, the Woodchopper Roadhouse, pioneer Native rights activist Elizabeth Peratrovich, and the 1898 explorations of Capt. Edwin F. Glenn and W. C. Mendenhall through the Matanuska Valley.


Jan-Feb, 2020 issue, Vol. 2, No. 1, postpaid

The history of Chilkoot Pass, the 1915 Tanana Chiefs Conference, the Davidson Ditch, author Ella Rhodes Higginson, 'Baldy of Nome' author Esther Birdsall Darling, and Bard of the Yukon, Robert Service.


March-April, 2020 issue, Vol. 2, No. 2, postpaid

The March-April, 2020 issue of Alaskan History Magazine features a wide range of Alaskan history, from some of the first photographs of Alaska by Eadweard Muybridge, to the earliest settlers at Valdez, and an adventuresome lady musher who blazed trails where today’s Alaska Highway crosses the northern landscape. Also Dr. James Taylor White on the U.S. Revenue Cutter Bear, and Luther Sage “Yellowstone” Kelly, an Indian scout who helped write Alaska’s history.


May-June, 2020 issue, Vol. 2, No. 3, postpaid

The May-June, 2020 issue of Alaskan History Magazine features articles on the 1935 government social experiment known as the Matanuska Colony Project, a unique historic look at the 1918 influenza epidemic from the Alaskan legislature, the pioneering packhorse trip of E. J. Glave and Jack Dalton, Stephen Birch and the Kennecott Copper Company, the wide-ranging travels of Archdeacon Hudson Stuck, and the history of an unusual stone storehouse built in 1896 in Hyder, on the border of Alaska and Canada. Additional regular columns will make this another wonderful and wide-ranging exploration of Alaskan history!