Tag Archives: Fairbanks

The Alaska Railroad 1902-1923

The Alaska Railroad: 1902-1923 , subtitled Blazing an Iron Trail Across The Last Frontier, shares the compelling story of the construction of the Alaska Railroad and its predecessors, from 1902, when John Ballaine built the Alaska Central Railroad; through 1923, … Continue reading

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The Yukon Quest

The Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race spans some of the harshest and most beautiful winter territory anywhere: 1,000 miles between Fairbanks, Alaska and the city of Whitehorse in Canada’s Yukon Territory. Known as ‘The World’s Toughest Sled Dog Race,’ … Continue reading

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Golden Places

Golden Places: The History of Alaska-Yukon Mining, With Particular Reference to Alaska’s National Parks, was written in 1990 by William R. Hunt, prepared as a special theme study to assist in the assessment of cultural resources associated with metal mining … Continue reading

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Alaskan Roadhouses Review

The Anchorage Press features a great review of my latest book, Alaskan Roadhouses, in the January 14 issue. I love what David Fox wrote about my book: “In Alaskan Roadhouses, Helen Hegener reconstructs the scant history of these establishments and … Continue reading

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The Yukon Quest Trail

Update: A good commentary on the 2016 field of 25 mushers from two-time Yukon Quest Champion John Schandelmeier. The 2016 Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race will start February 6, 2016, in Fairbanks, Alaska, when 25 mushers and their dog … Continue reading

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The Yukon Quest Trail

The Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race spans some of the harshest and most beautiful winter territory anywhere: 1,000 miles between Fairbanks, Alaska and the city of Whitehorse in Canada’s Yukon Territory. Known as ‘The World’s Toughest Sled Dog Race,’ it’s … Continue reading

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Alaskan Roads and Trails History

Alaska’s history can be defined in large part by the network of trails and roads which criss-cross the state, threading through the seemingly endless forests and across the wide tundra lands; winding over great mountain ranges and bridging tumultuous rivers. … Continue reading

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Leonhard Seppala’s Cabin

The legendary Alaskan dog musher Leonhard Seppala, who won the All Alaska Sweepstakes three times and played a key role in delivering the life-saving serum to Nome in 1925, lived in many places, from Norway to Nome, Maine, and Seattle, … Continue reading

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A Look at The Yukon Quest Trail

The newest book from Northern Light Media is a captivating journey traced each February by hardy mushers and their teams of lionhearted sled dogs, traveling, as the subtitle states, ‘1,000 miles across northern Alaska and the Yukon Territory.’ Over frozen … Continue reading

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The Yukon Quest Trail

The Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race spans some of the harshest and most beautiful winter territory anywhere: 1,000 miles between Fairbanks, Alaska and the city of Whitehorse in Canada’s Yukon Territory. Known as ‘The World’s Toughest Sled Dog Race,’ it’s … Continue reading

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The Yukon Quest Trail

The Yukon Quest Trail: 1,000 Miles Across Northern Alaska and the Yukon Territory, by Helen Hegener, will be published by Northern Light Media in December, 2014. With over 180 full-color photographs by the author and by photographers Eric Vercammen and … Continue reading

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Yukon Quest 2015

“People say I’m crazy- but I’m not the only one…” — John Lennon The 2015 Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race will start February 7 in downtown Whitehorse, Yukon Territory, and travel 991 miles (1,594 kilometers) to Fairbanks, Alaska. This … Continue reading

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2014 Yukon Quest: The Start, Pt. 2

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2014 Yukon Quest: The Start, Pt. 1

Due to thinner than normal ice, the 2014 start was not on the Chena River as it usually is, but a block away, on Second Avenue. The street was covered with snow which had been stashed from the winter’s parking … Continue reading

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YQ 2014 Road Trip: Willow to Healy

Living in south-central Alaska, it’s a 300 mile road trip to the start of the Yukon Quest in Fairbanks. I travelled to the race this year with my dear friends Bonnie Foster and Albert Marquez, and we had a stellar … Continue reading

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Yukon Quest Album

The Yukon Quest International Sled Dog Race spans some of the harshest winter territory on the planet: 1,000 miles between Fairbanks, Alaska and the city of Whitehorse in Canada’s Yukon Territory. Known as ‘The World’s Toughest Sled Dog Race,’ it’s an … Continue reading

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