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Aunt Phil's Trunk: An Alaska Historian's Collection of Treasured Tales (Volume Two)

Aunt Phil s Trunk An Alaska Historian s Collection of Treasured Tales Volume Two 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 b

  • Title: Aunt Phil's Trunk: An Alaska Historian's Collection of Treasured Tales (Volume Two)
  • Author: Laurel Downing Bill Phyllis Downing Carlson
  • ISBN: 9781578333431
  • Page: 166
  • Format: Paperback
  • 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 arAlaska 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 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 LandAunt 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 SpiritsMore than 10,000 copies of print book sold worldwide Order your copy of Aunt Phil s Trunk Volume Two now Read More Here 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 dayMany 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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    About "Laurel Downing Bill Phyllis Downing Carlson"

    1. Laurel Downing Bill Phyllis Downing Carlson

      Alaska 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 information, go to AuntPhilsTrunk or email Laurel AuntPhilsTrunk.

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    1. I have always been fascinated by how people would drop everything, and go to faraway places to look for gold in horrendous conditions. So when I was contacted by Laurel Downing Bill to participate in a virtual blog tour for her books about the history of Alaska, I jumped at the chance of learning more about the Gold Rush.Laurel Downing Bill is a third generation Alaskan who was born in Fairbanks in 1951. She spent her childhood in Juneau, and then traveled to Africa, Asia and Europe with her par [...]


    2. Laurel Downing Bill's second volume of the fascinating history of Alaska, based on the research and photographs collected over many years by her aunt, Phyllis Downing Carlson, is even more exciting and gripping than the first book, and that's saying a lot! Whether on the grandest or most intimate of scales, these stories, lavishly illustrated with wonderfully preserved vintage photographs, touch the heart and push the imagination nearly to its limit. And yet these stories are true, and they are [...]


    3. Laurel Downing Bill's second volume of the fascinating history of Alaska, based on the research and photographs collected over many years by her aunt, Phyllis Downing Carlson, is even more exciting and gripping than the first book, and that's saying a lot! Whether on the grandest or most intimate of scales, these stories, lavishly illustrated with wonderfully preserved vintage photographs, touch the heart and push the imagination nearly to its limit. And yet these stories are true, and they are [...]


    4. Volume Two portrays the history of Alaska for a much shorter period, the end of the nineteenth century through the year 1912. Nevertheless, it packs quite a punch with more than 350 photographs and a saga of interesting characters and developments.The Klondike Gold Rush brought the ongoing boundary dispute with Canada to a head. Stampeders from Canada walked freely across the border in an attempt to make their fortunes. Crime and robberies became rampart. Miners sometimes took justice into their [...]


    5. This is the second book in the Alaska documentary series, the development of the vast land of Alaska continues; with all the different gold rush time periods from the early 1800’s until the early 1900’s carefully documented, and the landscape of Alaska that had evolved tremendously. In the beginning of the book we had the feud concerning the border between Alaska and Canada, which made for some interesting reading. At the end Canada won and the border was laid down as they wanted it. A lot o [...]


    6. The late Phyllis Downing Carlson was a pioneer in collecting and recording facts pertaining to Alaska's rich and diverse history. When Laurel Downing Bill inherited her aunt Phyllis' trunk full of documents and other treasures recounting Alaska's history, she was inspired to share this incredible collection of information. Thus began a literary labor of love which spans generations. The Aunt Phil's Trunk series of books contains five complete volumes. Each book covers a particular time-span, wit [...]


    7. As this talented author digs yet again into Aunt Phil’s Trunk, we discover, in this volume, the continuing history of Alaska, in a far shorter period from the end of the nineteenth century to 1912. True grit, and determination are the words which come to after having read this book. Its short stories tell of the true frontier spirit of these brave souls who came to Alaska from all over to try their fortune in the glorious gold-rush days. From the prospectors, to the vaudeville actors who came [...]


    8. I'm very impressed with this authors work. I read the first book in this series and the second only gets better. I gave this five stars because its very well written and Laurel Downing Bill brings this book to life, giving me a more personal and informative adventure about Alaskan history. I highly recommend you read this series. Thanks Laurel for writing this series. I'm very happy.


    9. “The Alaska history stories in Aunt Phil’s Trunk Volume Two kept me spellbound and the historical photographs are amazing. I highly recommend this book.” – Lenora Rogers



    10. Aunt Phil’s Trunk Vol. 1 and 2 are impressive and absorbing books In addition, the photos were great additions to the books as they make history come alive.


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