Alaska, Oh Alaska: A True to Life Novel of Frontier Alaska

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AuthorHouse, Jul 8, 2011 - Biography & Autobiography - 156 pages
Your great and silent beauty, the rugged and awesome land that speaks softly to all who love the splendor! God waved a mighty arm and made the great and rugged mountains, wild rivers, flowing streams, mirror lakes, lush valleys, and green forests. Wild animals to keep you on your toes! Alaska was waiting for all who needed a place of solace-for some, a place to heal the wounds of life. Some ask, why do you want to live there? What do you see in it? I came long ago, along with thousands more, up the old Alaska Highway. We all came with dreams of starting over, packing all we owned in trucks, trailers, old buses, cars or whatever had a good motor. I saw them in old trucks puffing smoke on every mountain or hill, smiling and waving every time we passed, thinking they would never make it; but they did make it. Most, camping in campgrounds along the way, cooking over campfires. If someone's car was having problems, you stopped and helped-fighting mosquitoes that never left you alone. They were dauntless in their efforts. Upon arriving in Alaska, they were tired and weary, but they got their homesteads, home sites, trade and manufacturing sites. Yes, and a job if there was one to be had. The Bush people lived off the land and what it provided, both spiritually and earthly. Why do we live here in the Bush, you ask. Why? Well, there isn't any other place like it! It is a challenge. You either love it or hate it. Alaska gets in your blood, they say, and if you stay too long you can never leave. If you do leave after having you in its grasps, it beckons you to come back. This is your home-there is no other place like it-waiting, still, silent, peaceful.
 

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Must read for anyone who loves true life adventure. This book is easy to read and fun for the whole family. From bear stories to wild fires this book has everything a family in bush Alaska faces. A true account of a young woman who comes to Alaska to raise her child and an exciting life unfolds before her. 

Contents

Beginnings
1
Daily Living
11
Anchorage Run
15
Homestead Living
17
Meeting Clint
23
Finding the Grave
31
Getting Married
35
The Wedding
39
Diamonds Find Their Home
86
Big Bear Scare
102
Visiting New Mexico
103
Back in Alaska
107
Baby Madelyn
112
Wild Fire
113
Candice and Natalies Adventure
117
Growing Up
122

Our First Christmas
43
Cabin Fever
48
The Gold Mine
52
Our New Home
70
Bear Scare on Sheep Hunt
73
Moose Hunt
77
Madelyns Birthday
125
Madelyns Sheep Hunt
127
Looking Up Hardy
134
Candices Last Ride
143
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About the author (2011)

Carol Hand grew up in Arkansas and moved to Alaska when she was nineteen. After marrying and raising her family in the Alaskan bush, she still resides there 44 years later.

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