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Last Frontier : Incredible Tales Of Survival, Exploration, And Adventure From Alaska Magazine - Alaska Magazine

Last Frontier

Incredible Tales Of Survival, Exploration, And Adventure From Alaska Magazine

Paperback Published: 1st July 2004
ISBN: 9781592285686
Number Of Pages: 336

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Since 1935, Alaska magazine has charted the development of our biggest, most mysterious state. With compelling stories on such events as earthquakes, tidal waves, grizzly and polar bear attacks, the Russian influence, the Gold Rush, the Japanese invasion of the Aleutians during World War II, hunting and fishing, the lives of sourdoughs, village life, and much more, The Last Frontier truly captures the essence of our largest state.

Other chapters include the tale of the Eskimo commercial pilot, flying villagers across the Arctic. Or the one about the young woman who conducted the 1940 census in the Interior by dog team. Or the story about the family who placed their automobile on a raft, hooked paddles to the axles, and steered their home-built paddle-wheeler down the Yukon River to the first road-whereupon they removed the car from the barge, and drove home to Nebraska.Other stories you won't want to miss in this book include: Don Sheldon's floatplane rescue of eight men from white water; the mystery of Klutuk, the beast of the tundra; how Julie Collins's sled dog saved her life; the trials and tribulations of a nurse running a hospital on the arctic coast in 1921; an Athabascan writer interviews her grandmother, a medicine woman; newsworthy events across the state and much, much more.

"The tales are as diverse as the writers themselves. A noteworthy addition to any travel collection owing to the unique nature and diversity of the material."--The Library Journal

Prefacep. viii
Introductionp. xi
The Wolf Pack January 1935p. 1
Tundra Terror December 1935p. 8
Polar Fury April 1936p. 14
Nome Cafe June 1936p. 19
Every Inch A King October 1936p. 24
Arctic Trapper November 1939p. 29
Bush Madness November 1939p. 39
The People of Nome Were Scandalized December 1939p. 49
Main Trails and Bypaths December 1942p. 57
Main Trails and Bypaths February 1943p. 59
I Was Queen of the Klondike August 1944p. 61
On the Ice-Pack's Rim November 1944p. 73
Woman on the Dalton Trail January 1945p. 81
Main Trails and Bypaths December 1952p. 103
None So Big August 1958p. 105
The Mystery of the Billiken September 1960p. 111
Alaska Terror August 1965p. 117
Huslia's Hole Hunters June 1966p. 121
There Were Wolves ... All Around Me October 1967p. 126
Encased In Ice, I Nearly Drowned February 1974p. 129
Rescue From Devil's Canyon October 1974p. 133
My Sunset Moose October 1975p. 139
How I Killed the World's Largest Brown Bear January 1978p. 146
A Trapper Leaves the Country June 1981p. 151
Avalanche March 1982p. 156
Acceptance April 1982p. 160
Of Traps and Treasures-Klutuk September 1984p. 163
Reluctant Hero December 1984p. 171
Chernofski Sheep Ranch April 1985p. 176
Abercrombie's Barrow Ballet December 1985p. 183
A Melody For Christmas December 1987p. 186
Mt. McKinley Joe November 1989p. 191
Dog Team Census January 1990p. 196
My Last Grizzly May 1990p. 202
Medicine Woman June 1990p. 208
Adventures in Night Fishing April 1991p. 214
Zapped on Rainbow Mountain October 1991p. 218
Forgotten Pioneers February 1992p. 221
Big Trouble on the "Wideload" September 1994p. 223
Polar Bare Swim December 1994/ January 1995p. 231
The Last Spear Hunt September 1995p. 234
With Trusting Eyes Behind Me February 1996p. 240
Clutter October 1996p. 245
Kingdom of Clean-Enough May/June 1997p. 248
Jess's Ark September 1997p. 251
Raven September 1997p. 259
Fishing the Combat Zone April 1998p. 262
A Few Mosquito Bites October 1998p. 268
Social Climber August 1999p. 271
The Bear and the Bride September 1999p. 276
The Eels Are Here December 1999/January 2000p. 280
An Orca Reunion February 2000p. 283
Tracked by a Bear February 2000p. 286
Crisis of Confidence August 2000p. 290
The First Ever Nome Moose Nugget Drop November 2000p. 295
Green Seas, White Ice March 2001p. 298
The Cruel Chronometer July 2001p. 301
Mary Joyce's Extraordinary Adventure March 2002p. 303
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ISBN: 9781592285686
ISBN-10: 1592285686
Series: Lyons Press Ser.
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 336
Published: 1st July 2004
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.23 x 14.61  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.41