Category Archives: Alaskan History Magazine

Digital Magazines

Digital subscriptions to Alaskan History Magazine are available at Issuu, the digital magazine electronic publishing platform which was named one of Time magazine’s 50 Best Websites.

Single issues are $2.50, a digital subscription is $12.00 for one year (6 issues). All digital issues are free to print subscribers (contact me for access code). Continue reading

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May-June issue

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! Continue reading

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Articles

I’ve been working on integrating my Alaskan History Magazine into this site, and I’ve added Articles from the magazine to the top menubar, listed alphabetically. A link to purchase the issue of the magazine – or the related book – which the complete article ran in will appear at the bottom of each article. I’ll be adding half a dozen articles each day until the back issues are collected, and I will add them as posted to the magazine’s website.  Continue reading

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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, order all the back issues, or just order a single issue. Continue reading

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Jan-Feb Alaskan History Magazine

The Jan-Feb, 2020 issue of Alaskan History Magazine features a look at the history of Chilkoot Pass and the ages-old trail which crossed it, not only in the Klondike gold rush era, but long before then as a vital trade route. Other articles include the Davidson Ditch, Ella Higginson’s travels in Alaska, the 1915 Tanana Chiefs Council, Baldy of Nome author Esther Birdsall Darling, and the Bard of the Yukon, Robert Service. Continue reading

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Nov-Dec Alaskan History

The November-December of Alaskan History Magazine ranges widely across Alaska, from the early settlements of Tyonek and Knik to the frontier towns of Cordova, Chitina, and Valdez, and from the goldfields of the Fortymile District to the halls of the Territorial legislature in Juneau. Continue reading

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Alaskan History Magazine

Alaskan History Magazine’s second issue shares the history of the aviation pioneers known as bush pilots, from the first attempt to climb into Alaska’s skies  in 1911 to 1935, when the future of flight in the Last Frontier was well-established and looking bright! Other articles in this issue explore Alaska’s first newspaper, the Alaska Steamship Company, a 1916 horseback trip across the Kenai Peninsula, Alaska’s first commercially successful novelist and an exciting childhood in the gold rush town of Nome! Continue reading

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A New Books Site

I have reworked an old website I built a few years ago and it is now a showcase for my Baker’s Dozen books on Alaskan history. The front page displays all the book covers, and clicking on any book title will take you to an in-depth description and ordering information for that book. Continue reading

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Interesting Old Photos

As I’m researching and doing reference work on articles for Alaskan History Magazine I come across many interesting old photographs of Alaska which don’t meet my needs, but which seem worth sharing for those who enjoy the history. Continue reading

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Subscribe to Alaskan History

The inaugural issue of Alaskan History Magazine is almost ready to be mailed! You can subscribe for one year (6 issues) or just buy the current issue and get a closer look at what it’s about, simply by clicking one of the … Continue reading

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