In Pursuit of Alaska

This collection of Alaskan adventures begins with a newspaper article written by John Muir during his first visit to Alaska in 1879, when the sole U.S. government representative in all the territory's 586,412 square miles was a lone customs ...

In Pursuit of Alaska

This collection of Alaskan adventures begins with a newspaper article written by John Muir during his first visit to Alaska in 1879, when the sole U.S. government representative in all the territory's 586,412 square miles was a lone customs official in Sitka. It closes with accounts of the gold rush and the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition in Seattle. Jean Meaux has gathered a superb collection of articles and stories that captivated American readers when they were first published and that will continue to entertain us today. The authors range from Charles Hallock (the founder of Forest and Stream, a precursor of Field and Stream) to New York society woman Mary Hitchcock, who traveled with china, silver, and a 2,800 square foot tent. After explorer Henry Allen wore out his boots, he marched barefoot as he continued mapping the Tanana River, and Episcopal Archdeacon Hudson Stuck mushed by dog sled in Arctic winters across a territory encompassing 250,000 miles of the northern interior. Although the United States acquired Alaska in 1867, it took more than a decade for American writers and explorers to focus attention on a territory so removed from their ordinary lives. These writers-adventurers, tourists, and gold seekers-would help define the nation's perception of Alaska and would contribute to an image of the state that persists today. This collection unearths early writings that offer a broad view of American encounters with Alaska accompanied by Meaux's lively and concise introductions. The present-day adventurer will find much to inspire exploration, while students of the American West can gain new access to this valuable trove of pre-Gold Rush Alaska archives. For more information go to: http://www.inpursuitofalaska.com

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In Pursuit of Alaska
Language: en
Pages: 328
Authors: Jean Morgan Meaux
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-07-28 - Publisher: University of Washington Press

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Language: en
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Authors: United States. Department of the Treasury. Special Agents Division
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Language: en
Pages: 520
Authors: Claus M. Naske, Herman E. Slotnick
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2014-10-22 - Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

The largest by far of the fifty states, Alaska is also the state of greatest mystery and diversity. And, as Claus-M. Naske and Herman E. Slotnick show in this comprehensive survey, the history of Alaska’s peoples and the development of its economy have matched the diversity of its land- and
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Language: en
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Authors: United States. Department of the Treasury. Special Agents Division
Categories: Alaska
Type: BOOK - Published: 1898 - Publisher:

A survey of the economic resources of Alaska in the early territorial period of 1868 to 1895 including seal and salmon fishing, in particular in the Bering Sea and Pribilof Islands, and the condition of native peoples, as well as the operations of the Alaska Commercial Company. Includes annual reports
The Fisheries of Alaska in 1907
Language: en
Pages: 64
Authors: Millard Caleb Marsh
Categories: Fisheries
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