• Title: Aunt Phil's Trunk:Volume One, An Alaska Historian's Collection of Treasured Tales
  • Author: Laurel Downing Bill Phyllis Downing Carlson
  • ISBN: 9781578333301
  • Page: 281
  • Format: Paperback
  • Aunt Phil s Trunk Volume One An Alaska Historian s Collection of Treasured Tales Alaska history decoded Aunt Phil s Trunk Volume One will keep you spellbound If you enjoy reading entertaining nonfiction short stories then you will love Aunt Phil s Trunk Volume One Not only do the
    Alaska history decoded Aunt Phil s Trunk Volume One will keep you spellbound If you enjoy reading entertaining nonfiction short stories, then you will love Aunt Phil s Trunk Volume One Not only do these easy to read pages keep you hooked to see what happens next, they also offer a window into the past through hundreds of historical photographs.Did you know Mysterious peAlaska history decoded Aunt Phil s Trunk Volume One will keep you spellbound If you enjoy reading entertaining nonfiction short stories, then you will love Aunt Phil s Trunk Volume One Not only do these easy to read pages keep you hooked to see what happens next, they also offer a window into the past through hundreds of historical photographs.Did you know Mysterious petroglyphs dot Alaska s coastlines The last shot of the American Civil War boomed in the Bering Sea The Klondike Gold Rush began after a man dreamed of salmon with golden scales These and dozens little known stories fill the pages of Aunt Phil s Trunk Volume One and share Alaska s colorful past up to 1900.Anyone interested in Alaska history will love this book It is full of interesting and little known facts about the state The stories behind these facts are colorful and entertaining Writer s DigestRichly assembled with historic photos and rarely told tales, Aunt Phil s Trunk is an engaging addition to Alaska s storytelling legacy Alex DeMarban, Editor, First Alaskans magazineWhat an amazing treasure I pride myself on being a historian, with a minor in Alaska history but I can truly take a quick backseat to this marvelous work John Gailey, tour director,John Hall s AlaskaMore than 20,000 copies of print book sold worldwide Order your copy of Aunt Phil s Trunk Volume One now Read More Here The Aunt Phil s Trunk Alaska history series is noted for its easy to read short stories and hundreds of historical photographs that complement the entertaining nonfiction writing Suitable for ages 9 to 99, the first book in the series shares stories from early Alaska up to 1900.Volume 1 kicks off the series by showcasing the arrival of Alaska Natives thousands of years ago Anthropologists theorize the Natives traveled from Asia across the Bering Sea Land Bridge and settled in various parts of Alaska Stories in this section include mighty shaman, mysterious petroglyphs and fierce battles against Russian fur traders, who arrived in the mid 1700s.After Alaska became a possession of the United States in 1867, Americans began streaming into the Last Frontier Explorers, businessmen, miners and crooks came north and changed Alaska forever The discovery of gold brought even people.Gold Rushes Juneau Douglas Cook Inlet Klondike Gold Rush PLUS photo essay of the various routes the gold crazed stampeders forgedOther stories in this volume include how Catholic nuns mingled with rough and tumble adventurers on the banks of Nome, the last shot of the Civil War boomed in the Bering Sea and how infamous conman Soapy Smith served as an angel of mercy before he became the undisputed king of crime in Skagway.This volume 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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    1. What a powerhouse of information this book, Aunt Phil's Trunk is. With the little-known facts and the explaining of treaties, purchases, and change, this book provides early pictures of the Russian-owned area known as Alaska.As a visitor last summer I was standing on the very land that this book discusses. I met a Tlingit woman as she spoke to us about the Tlingit clan and the land before. The customs and the appreciation of nature. That is covered in this book and seeing as it was written about [...]

    2. This first book in this series like all the others are based on the writings and research of the author’s aunt, Phyllis Downing Carlson. In the first volume, the reader is treated to thousands of years of Alaska’s history from the time the first humans crossed the Bering Sea land bridge to the Klondike Gold Rush in the nineteenth century. The photograph of a mastodon graveyard is most impressive. Readers learn how the native Eskimos coped with the unknown with the magic of their shamans and [...]

    3. It is, of course, rather nice to breathe the fine air of history once again. Through a chain of friends I was asked to take a look at the first two volumes of what is growing into a series called, Aunt Phil’s Trunk. Even the making of these books has a historical tang to it. Aunt Phil, Phyllis Downing Carlson, was a historian and a meticulous collector of Alaskan Lore. She bequeathed this body of knowledge to her niece, Laurel Downing Bill. Laurel, fascinated with the treasure trove she had fo [...]

    4. I received this book from the author for an honest review.This is not your regular documentary. My limited view of Alaska was broadened and what I have learned from history class. But this book really pushed my boundaries out of its limits. I was really caught up in the events and stories of this book giving me a clear picture of the different periods in Alaska. A land that came from almost nothing, to a place that was involved in so many stages of many prominent countries development, and the r [...]

    5. I have never enjoyed reading history so much! This first volume had so many stories in it that I have never even heard of that I had such a great time reading. I even reread a few of them to my young daughters. Anyone who enjoys learning about our history, about the past, or just other cultures will LOVE this series! This first volume draws you in with the mysterious missing Eskimo people, makes you think of the Aztec right?, and continues to tell tales of the spiritualism that was just fantasti [...]

    6. This talented author’s love of Alaska shines through as she tells the world of its past.In this, the first book in the series, the author takes her readers right back in time, to when the first Alaska Natives arrived, there after crossing the Bering Sea Land Bridge, thousands of years ago, and through history until the famous Klondike Gold Rush in the nineteenth century. She does this wonderfully, bringing the history of this amazing place to life, through short stories, which vary tremendousl [...]

    7. AUNT PHIL'S TRUNK, VOL. 1, by Phyllis Downing Carlson and Laurel Downing Bill, is a wonderfully written, eminently readable, and richly illustrated narrative of Alaska's history up to 1900. Ensuing volumes – including one expected to be released within the coming year – continue the story through the 20th century.I especially loved the wealth of vintage photographs in these pages that made frontier Alaska spring to life. So many cultures and so many characters populate this book: native trib [...]

    8. 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 [...]

    9. "If you like history, and want to know more about Alaska, and especially how the gold rush affected Alaska, this is a good book to use; it has a lot of historic photos as well that are placed strategically in the chapters for you to have a better grasp of the times. A must have for the history junky.”

    10. Our trip to Alaska this summer inspired me to read this. Great book to learn of the history and start of Alaska. Was especially interested in Seward which is where we spent most of our time.

    11. I wish I had books like these when I was growing up. History would have seemed a lot more interesting!

    12. Excellent book full of facts about the beginning of Alaska and the men and women who helped shaped it. Great pictures and we'll told stories.

    13. Who would think, with a title like this, that a book could be one of the very best histories of Alaska? I certainly didn't.But, once I got into it, and started to follow the story line and activities, I found one of the very best and most comprehensively researched tomes about early Alaska that I've ever imagined.Laurel Downing Bill has taken research to a new height - or is it depth - and put together stories, facts, figures and pictures in a way that most history books only wish they could. Th [...]

    14. 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 [...]

    15. A fascinating look at Alaskan history-- geology, Native life, the Russians, preachers, and gold prospectors, to name a few aspects. It includes many interesting photographs, and interesting stories about individuals. If you're interested in Alaskan history, you'll like it. Families considering this book for educational purposes should be aware that it does contain some discussion of the seamier aspects of frontier life, although in a decent way.Full disclosure: I received a free copy of this boo [...]

    16. I have never enjoyed reading history so much! This first volume had so many stories in it that I have never even heard of that I had such a great time reading. I even reread a few of them to my young daughters. Anyone who enjoys learning about our history, about the past, or just other cultures will LOVE this series! This first volume draws you in with the mysterious missing Eskimo people, makes you think of the Aztec right?, and continues to tell tales of the spiritualism that was just fantasti [...]

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