On this day in Alaska history… The Discovery of Gold at Pedro Creek “There’s gold in them there hills!” claimed Felix Pedro on July 22, 1902. He had been searching in the Tanana area near E.T. Barnett’s trading post for a few years and finally[Read More…]
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Harding Icefield on a Sunny Spectacular Day A Strenuous but Worthy Hike Many visitors to Seward, Alaska, take the detour down Herman Leirer Road to Exit Glacier. The road, commonly referred to as “Exit Glacier Road” directs traffic to the Exit Glacier Nature Center and[Read More…]
Hatcher Pass Photo Gallery A collection of images from all seasons of the beautiful Hatcher Pass and surrounding area by Cecil Sanders Hatcher Pass is an amazing place. The mountains are worthy of a simple evening drive. The many trails have so much flora and[Read More…]
Alaska Air Tales – “Doctor in Peril” A doctor takes an unfortunate step that could have been fatal. Story by Bonnie Hemry – from the book, Alaska Air Tales, written by Jack Gwaltney It was a beautiful, sunny afternoon in July, 1978. Conditions were superb[Read More…]
Granola Topped Raspberry Rhubarb Muffins Are you running out of ways to use your rhubarb this year? Give rhubarb muffins a try! Rhubarb is an amazing plant that grows so large and abundant in the Last Frontier that it seems as if it were made[Read More…]
Mosquitoes – A Story from An Alaskan Pioneer by Gerrit “Heinie” Snider The following story is from Heinie Snider’s book, Centennial – 100 Stories of Alaska, published in 1966 in honor of the 100th anniversary of the United State’s purchase of Alaska from Russia in 1867.[Read More…]