Author Archives: Helen Hegener

About Helen Hegener

Author and publisher, Northern Light Media and Alaskan History Magazine.

July-August, 2021 issue

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Ordering Books & Magazines

Northern Light Media now has a Shopify storefront for books and Alaskan History Magazine, and all of the prices include first class postage. See below for more screenshots, or click the link to visit the online store. Continue reading

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May-June 2021 Alaskan History

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March-April Alaskan History

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Jan-Feb Alaskan History

Inside this issue:   • CR&NWRR Steamboats on the Copper River – Between 1907 and 1911 the Copper River and Northwestern Railway operated a fleet of steamboats on the Copper and Chitina Rivers in support of railroad construction and mining operations at … Continue reading

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2019 AHM Anthology

The first four issues of Alaskan History Magazine are now available as an anthology featuring the stories and photographs which ran in the magazine from the inaugural issue in May-June through the Nov-Dec issue. The full texts of every article … Continue reading

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Nov-Dec Alaskan History

The Nov-Dec issue of Alaskan History Magazine is now available! Articles in this issue cover a wide range of topics: Mottram Delany Ball • History of Fort Yukon • Episcopal Church in Iditarod • The Silent City • Nellie Cashman • 1922 Mushing Guide • The First American Musher in Alaska, by Thom “Swanny” Swan Continue reading

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Sept-Oct Alaskan History

In this issue: • Wells Fargo & Co. in Alaska: Freighting in the Far North • McGreely’s Express: 1898 Private Post Between Dyea and Skaguay • Roadhouses of Alaska: A Good Meal and a Warm Place to Sleep • Ray … Continue reading

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Josephine Crumrine

Originally posted on Alaskan History Magazine:
The beautiful pastel paintings of Alaskan huskies by Alaskan artist Josephine Crumrine, reproduced by four-color lithography, graced the menu covers in the dining rooms of the Alaska Steamship Company during the 1940’s and ’50’s.…

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Alaskan Roadhouses

Alaskan Roadhouses: Shelter, Food and Lodging Along Alaska’s Roads and Trails, by Helen Hegener This 284-page book presents historic photos of dozens of individual roadhouses, along with the colorful histories are first-hand accounts of those who stayed at the roadhouses … Continue reading

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