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More than Petticoats: Remarkable Alaska Women
Globe Pequot / 2006 / Paperback
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Twelve nineteenth century women who lived in Alaska by birth, choice, or chance, the stories of these incredible folks tells about life in Alaska, as well as the peculiarities for life for a woman. Prospectors, wives, explorers, and natives, their stories will stay with you! 134 pages, softcover.
This book explores the lives of twelve distinctly different women who arrived in territorial Alaska by birth, choice, or chance. Meet Nellie Neal Lawing, a trapper, hunter, and musher, who as legendary "Alaska Nellie" entertained tourists in her Trophy Room when the Alaska Railroad maid it an official stop; Benzie Ola "Rusty" Dow, who became the first woman to drive the Alcan highway delivering a load of cement from Fairbanks to Dawson in just seven days; and many other women who impacted the history of Alaska.
Cherry Lyon Jones has taught school, owned a bookstore, authored a classroom book, is a storyteller and does historical portrayals. An avid women’s history buff, she has collected and archived information for the Nevada Women’s History Project, and is now focusing her attention on researching women in territorial Alaska.
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