Category Archives: News & Information

S/O Alaskan History Magazine

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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July-August, 2020

This July-August issue of Alaskan History Magazine features the following articles: • Septima M. Collis, author of A Woman’s Trip to Alaska, about her historically informative voyage through Alaska’s Inside Passage in 1890. • Gavriil Andreevich Sarychev, a Russian sea captain who mapped much … Continue reading

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Alaskan Roadhouses

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 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. Continue reading

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Alaskan History Magazine News

Alaskan History Magazine, published bimonthly by Northern Light Media, will continue publication in a digital format for subscriptions, with print editions also available as single issues. Continue reading

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Suspension

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Leonhard Seppala House

The Leonhard Seppala House was named as one of the Ten Most Endangered Historic Properties for 2020 by the Alaska Association for Historic Preservation, Inc., which is dedicated to the preservation of Alaska’s prehistoric and historic resources through education, promotion and advocacy. Preservation of the built environment provides a vital link and visible reminder of the past, emphasizing the continuity and diversity of Alaska. Continue reading

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Rt. Rev. Peter Trimble Rowe

 The Right Reverend Peter Trimble Rowe D.D. (1856-1942), appointed first Missionary Bishop of the Espicopal Church in Alaska in 1895, crossed the Chilkoot Trail and tended the medical needs of the Klondike gold miners and the Native peoples, eventually founding hospitals, churches, and boarding schools throughout the territory. Continue reading

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The Alabama Claims

“The Alabama Claims were a series of demands for damages sought by the government of the United States from the United Kingdom in 1869, for the attacks upon Union merchant ships by Confederate Navy commerce raiders built in British shipyards during the American Civil War. The claims focused chiefly on the most famous of these raiders, the CSS Alabama, which took more than sixty prizes before she was sunk off the French coast in 1864.” Continue reading

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