In Pursuit of Alaska
328 pages, 5 1/5 x 7 3/10
40 illustrations, 4 maps
Paperback
Release Date:01 May 2013
ISBN:9780295992884
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In Pursuit of Alaska

An Anthology of Travelers' Tales, 1879-1909

Foreword by Stephen Haycox; Edited by Jean Morgan Meaux
University of Washington Press
This collection of Alaskan adventures begins with a newspaper article written by John Muir during his first visit to Alaska in 1879, when the sole U.S. government representative in all the territory's 586,412 square miles was a lone customs official in Sitka. It closes with accounts of the gold rush and the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition in Seattle. Jean Meaux has gathered a superb collection of articles and stories that captivated American readers when they were first published and that will continue to entertain us today.
RELATED TOPICS: History
Before returning to New Orleans to practice family law, Jean Morgan Meaux lived in Alaska from 1971 to 1985, where she earned a master's degree from the University of Alaska Anchorage and did freelance writing for the Anchorage Daily News.
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