Alaskan History Magazine

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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.

$12.00



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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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

Articles include the 1935 Matanuska Colony Project, the 1918 influenza epidemic, the pioneering packhorse trip of E. J. Glave and Jack Dalton, the story of Stephen Birch, founder of 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.

$12.00

July-Aug, 2020 issue, Vol. 2, No. 4, postpaid

In this issue: Septima M. Collis, author of A Woman’s Trip to Alaska; Gavriil Andreevich Sarychev, a Russian sea captain who mapped much of the Aleutians; Pioneer Farmers of the Matanuska Valley, the SS Dora, C.C. Georgeson and the Alaska Experimental Stations; and frontier bicycles. Special Feature in this issue: Gov. George Parks’ 1928 Airplane Tour of Alaska

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Sept-Oct, 2020, Vol. 2, No. 5, postpaid

This issue includes 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 Mala: Alaska’s Hollywood Star; The Alaska Club: A Seattle Social Club for Traveling Alaskan; James Wickersham’s A Bibliography of Alaskan Literature, 1724-1924; and Special Feature: Ernest de Koven Leffingwell, Mapping the Arctic Coast

$12.00

Nov-Dec, 2020, Vol. 2, No. 6, postpaid

The Nov-Dec issue of Alaskan History Magazine is now available! Articles in this issue cover a wide range of topics, including Mottram Dulany Ball, a founding father of Alaska, and de facto governor of the territory; Alexander Hunter Murray, who built the stockaded fort and Hudson’s Bay trading post at Fort Yukon; The Episcopal Church, which brought medical services and other comforts to Iditarod and Flat City; The Silent City, Dick Willoughby’s startling news that he had discovered a mirage above the Muir Glacier; Nellie Cashman, the “Miner’s Angel,” who earned the respect of miners from Arizona to Alaska; Rand McNally’s 1922 guide on how to hire, drive, and care for an Alaskan dogteam; and The First American Musher in Alaska, by Thom “Swanny” Swan, about Robert Kennicott, the first known American to travel via dogteam in Alaska.

$12.00