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BIBLIOGRAPHY
800 Miles to Valdez: Building of the Alaska Pipeline Roscoe, James P.
Alaska Gold Rush Letters and Photographs of Leroy S. Townsend, 1898-1899 Townsend, Leroy S. , edited by Peggy Jean Townsend, Patricia Roppel and Art Petersen, (Juneau : Klondike Research, 1999) 166 pp., cloth, ISBN 0965793850, or paper, ISBN 0965793842, P.O. Box 210174, Auke Bay AK 99821. A collection of previously unpublished photographs and letters from a medical doctor on the scurvy-ridden Valdez Trail.
Copper Sands and Prince William Sound; The N.P.M.W.A.R.A., The North Pacific Major World Air Route Area Nichols, Dean. (Portland, OR: Binford & Mort, 1994), 328 p., ISBN 0832305030, paper, P.O. Box 10404, Portland, OR 972100404. Two books in one: the first a "journal of a Patrol Boat Captain in the historic fishing village of Cordova" in the early sixties; the other about the "North Pacific Major World Air Route Area." LC 93-071480.
Cultural Landscape Report : Bremner Historic District, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska White, Paul J. (Copper Center, AK : Wrangell-St. Elias National Park/Preserve, 2000), 218 pp., paper, request from P.O. Box 439, Copper Center, AK 99573. History of activities and inventory of structures and artifacts in this remote region southwest of McCarthy.
Experiences of Gold Hunters in Alaska: The Story of the Valdez and Copper River Gold Rush Margeson, Charles. (Valdez: Prince William Sound Books, 1997), 240 pp., ISBN 1877900095, P.O. Box 1313, Valdez, AK 99686. wln97-141797. Reprint of a scarce 1899 classic about the gold rush; most of the original edition was destroyed in a warehouse fire.
Gold Rush Letters of Leroy Stewart Townsend, 1898-1899: The Valdez and Copper Valley, Alaska Townsend, Leroy Stewart., edited by Peggy Jean Townsend, Patricia Roppel, and Art Petersen, (Auke Bay: Klondike Research, 1998), 166 pp., cloth, ISBN0965793850, or paper, ISBN0965793842, P.O. Box 210174, Auke Bay, AK 99821. A collection of previously unpublished photographs and letters from a medical doctor on the scurvy-ridden Valdez Trail.
History of the Chisana Mining District, Alaska, 1890-1990 Bleakley, Geoffrey T. (Anchorage: National Park Service, 1996), 148 pp., paper, order from Wrangell-St. Elias National Park/ Preserve, PO Box 439, Mile 105.5 Old Richardson Highway, Copper Center, AK 99573. Includes a list of names for the district from the 1920 census.
Icebound Empire: Industry and Politics on the Last Frontier, 1898-1938 Tower, Elizabeth A.(Anchorage: The Author, 1996), 302 p., paper, ISBN1888125055 (order from Cook Inlet Book Company, 415 West Fifth Avenue, Anchorage, AK 99501). wln96-268614. Story of three men whose Alaska Syndicate developed the Copper River and Northwestern Railway and the Kennecott Copper Company.
In the Shadows of Mountains: Ahtna Stories from the Copper River Smelcer, John E. (Glennallen, AK : Ahtna Heritage Foundation, c1997), 101 p., paper, ISBN0-9656310-0-1 (PO Box 213, Glennallen, AK 99588). wln97-172442. Myths, tales, and teachings of the Ahtna culture. Includes a foreword by poet Gary Snyder.
Iron Rails to Alaskan Copper; The Epic Triumph of Erastus Corning Hawkins Quinn, Alfred O. (Wilmington, NY: D'Aloquin Publishing Company, 1995), 195 p., ISBN 0964666901, order from Quaker Mountain, Wilmington, NY 12997. Story of the work of the chief engineer for the White Pass & Yukon Railway and the Copper River and Northwestern Railroad; over 100 photographs and maps. wln96-051260.
Machine Shop at Kennecott : a Collection Plan Sweeney, Mary Ann. (Copper Center, AK : Wrangell-St. Elias National Park/Preserve, 2000), 219 pp., spiral-bound, request from P.O. Box 439, Copper Center, AK 99573. A study of industrial artifacts found in the machine shop at the Kennecott copper mine, which was abruptly abandoned in 1938.
Picture Journeys: in Alaska's Wrangell-St. Elias : America's Largest National Park Herben, George.(Anchorage : Alaska Northwest Books, c1997), 126 pp., cloth, ISBN 0882404962; paper, ISBN0882404903, order from PO Box 10306, Portland, OR 97210. LC97-000848. Photos of a trip through the wilderness that includes McCarthy, Kennecott and many landscapes and wildlife.
Strangest Town in Alaska : the History of Whittier, Alaska and the Portage Valley Taylor, Alan. (Seattle : Kokogiak Media, 2000), 114 pp., paper, ISBN 0967786002, 9457 Phinney Avenue North, Seattle, WA 98103. Consisting primarily of a Cold War era skyscraper at the end of a two-mile tunnel, Whittier probably is the "strangest town in Alaska."
Trailing and Camping in Alaska Powell, Addison. (Valdez: Prince William Sound Books, 1997), 240 pp., paper, ISBN 1-87900-06-0, P.O. Box 1313, Valdez, AK 99686. Wln97-343644. Reprint of a 1909 classic by an Army surveyor in the Valdez and Copper River area, with new preface by Jim and Nancy Lethcoe.
Valdez Gold Rush Trails of 1898-1899 Lethcoe, Jim and Nancy. (Valdez, Alaska : Prince William Sound Books, c1996.), 136 p., paper, ISBN 1877900052 (Box 1313, Valdez, AK 99686). wln96242104. Maps, excerpts from journals, and historic photos combine to tell a fascinating story of this route to the gold fields. An appendix lists the names gleaned from many sources of over 1000 of the 3000 stampeders.
Valdez: A Brief Oral History LaChance, Karen. (Valdez: Prince William Sound Community College, 1995), 106 p., paper, ISBN 0964766205, P.O. Box 97, Valdez, AK 99686. "A collection of remembrances and anecdotes gleaned from many of Valdez's most prominent early citizens." wln95-189786.
Walking my Dog, Jane : From Valdez to Prudhoe Bay along the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Rozell, Ned. (Pittsburgh : Duquesne University Press, 2000), 342 pp., cloth, ISBN 082073141, 600 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15282. With his chocolate lab, Jane, the author walks the length of the pipeline, describing the wildlife, scenery and people along the way.

 

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