Read Aunt Phil's Trunk: An Alaska Historian's Collection of Treasured Tales (Volume Two) by Laurel Downing Bill Free Online
Book Title: Aunt Phil's Trunk: An Alaska Historian's Collection of Treasured Tales (Volume Two)|
The author of the book: Laurel Downing Bill
Edition: Laudon Enterprises
Date of issue: May 1st 2008
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 3.99 MB
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ISBN 13: 9781578333431
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Alaska history decoded!
Aunt Phil's Trunk Volume Two will keep you spellbound!
The Aunt Phil's Trunk Alaska history series is taking Alaska by storm.
This critically acclaimed four-book series, written by Laurel Downing Bill and her late Alaska historian aunt, Phyllis Downing Carlson, is a must-have foranyone interested in the history of the Last Frontier. The books, which are appropriate for ages 9 to 99, are a delightful journey through Alaska's rich past.
Did you know?
• Hollywood stars played Alaska's vaudeville circuit during the gold-rush days?
• Famous lawman Wyatt Earp followed the gold rush and built a bar in Nome?
• The largest volcanic eruption of the 20th Century happened in Alaska in 1912?
These and dozens more little-known stories fill the pages of Aunt Phil's Trunk Volume Two and share Alaska's colorful past from 1900 to 1912.
Aunt Phil's wonderful trunk is actually a treasure chest, filled with so many delights that only multiple volumes can contain them all.... - Wayne Mergler, Author The Last New Land
Aunt Phil's Trunk is a true Alaska treasure trove. The illustrations alone are worth the $19.95 price, but the narratives from front to back are equally praiseworthy. For those who love Alaska history, this easy-to-read collection is highly recommended. - William J. Tobin, Senior Editor, Voice of the Times
Aunt Phil's Trunk offers a stimulating and well-researched journey to Alaska's past. Compiled and written after decades of research, the tales of the adventures are as intriguing and fascinating as the rare old photographs. - Jane Harper-Haines, Author, Cold River Spirits
More than 10,000 copies of print book sold worldwide!
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Aunt Phil's Trunk Volume Two, which shares Alaska's past from about 1900 to 1912, continues to bring Alaska's history alive. This second book in the series is packed with easy-to-read short stories and close to 350 historical photographs to entertain the history buff within.
Through vivid accounts of Alaska's gold-rush days at the turn-of-the-last century, readers learn how early settlers in the northern territory built towns like Fairbanks, Cordova and Seward in the vast wilderness; how vaudeville actors entertained gold-laden miners; and how railroad workers settled right-of-way disputes with shotguns.
Other highlights include:
• How pioneers hacked through the wilderness to set up the U.S. Postal System
• How murderers and thieves tried to stay ahead of the law
• How adventurers attempted to tame Alaska's tallest peaks
• PLUS a photo essay showing the famous Iditarod Trail back in the day
Many more entertaining, nonfiction stories fill the pages of Volume Two. It is a treasure trove of short stories about Alaska's colorful past and is filled with close to 350 rare historical photographs!
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Read information about the authorAlaska historian/speaker Laurel Downing Bill wrote and published the entertaining five-book Aunt Phil’s Trunk Alaska history series, which won the 2016 Literary Classics International award for best nonfiction series worldwide. She also wrote and published Sourdough Cookery, which features 100 sourdough recipes and a starter that began in 1896 Hope, Alaska. She writes Alaska history stories for Alaska Magazine and Senior Voice, as well.
Laurel has won several awards from the Alaska Professional Communicators, achieved finalist status in the Eric Hoffer Excellence in Independent Publishing contest for her Alaska history series and was honored with awards from Best Books, Readers' Reviews and Shelf Unbound in 2016.
For more information, go to http://www.AuntPhilsTrunk.com or email Laurel@AuntPhilsTrunk.com.