Klondike, Whitehorse, Nome, Juneau, Kodiak, Adak, Prudhoe Bay, Sitka – these romantic, history-filled names have long fired the imagination of every reader and visitor to the Northland. The names bestowed by the early Russian navigators and explorers Bering, Baranov, Kotzebue, and Wrangell; by Captains Cook, Vancouver, and Franklin of the British Royal Navy; by waves of traders, surveyors, and gold seekers, as well as the native Indians, Eskimos, and Aleuts, narrate the history of settlement through boom and bust.
Since the most popular routes north to Alaska and the Yukon are the Marine Highway and the Alaska Highway through Canada, the entries include ghost towns, islands, waterways, mountains, and glaciers in northern British Columbia as well. Thus the book handily serves the vacationing tourist, the historian, and the armchair traveler. Whether more interested in the scenery, the historic past, or the fabulous yarns connected with the area, the reader will be delighted by the colorful town names such as Poorman, Shaman's Village, Chicken, and Eek, and will have no trouble imagining the mettle of those pioneers who traveled Moose Pass, shot Squaw Rapids, or panned in Pure Gold Creek.
Here are the stories of more than 1,000 of these place names, including those of all major population centers and key geographic features. In his extensive research, the author has drawn upon many sources, such as the journals of explorers and the memories of sourdoughs and natives.
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|Author:||Phillips, James W.|
|Publisher:||University of Washington Press|
|Condition:||Cloth. As New/Very Good. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. ISBN:0295952598. slight wear,very slight chipping and rubbing on jacket, folding map,149pp.|