Alaska's Evergreen Lodge on Beautiful Lake Louise

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Trafford Publishing, 2001 - Biography & Autobiography - 200 pages
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This is the story of a secondary school principal who makes a difficult decision to give up the security of his profession to follow his spirit guide's advice to purchase a remote run-down hunting and fishing lodge in Alaska.

Making the transition from wearing a suit and tie and shaving every working day to wearing hip boots, a wool shirt and growing a full beard was a pleasant change.

Sabo enjoyed the years spent working with the teachers and students at various schools, but dealing with mechanical problems such as generators, boats, motors and airplanes, although at times exasperating, was a significant change of pace from dealing with the behavior problem of 900 students and their parents.

Reviews "Beautifully written. Reads as though the author is talking to you." - Jerry Lannue, Retired

"Fabulous, this book is true to the Alaskan lifestyle." - Bobbie Breithaupt, Travel Agent, Susan Parr Travel

"A great book, full of adventure. I was fascinated with the book, and I could not put it down." - Suzanne Eaton, Vice President, Client Manager, Premier Banking, Bank of America.

"Everyone should read it." - Dave Waterbury, retired.

"Very enjoyable reading." - Steve Gilchrist, Owner, Landscape Northwest.

"If you have ever wanted to follow your dreams but have been afraid to do it, Barney's book is a must read. This book is for pure people pleasure and looks at how different we all are and the good in most of us. As you read, you will experience emotions of laughter, tears, fear and a zest for life in a beautiful land. Enjoy! I did." - Gail Frick, Investment Representative, Ed Jones.

"I read the book twice. A great story of modern day adventure of someone not afraid to live their dream." - Don Wolf, Owner, Wolf Woodworks


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Very nice. I would like to bwe abel to download this on my computer .
Very interesting to some extent. I spent many days between the mid 1950's and early 1960's with Doc pease at one end of the
lake or the other as well as three summers with the US Army Rec Camp.
I actually got married in the lodge in 59 to Doc's neice, Barbara Nelson at the time from Houston Texas.
I flew tio Docs fishing lake many times as well as fishing trips down to the camp at Tyone.
Manm many hunting trips around all of the lakes in the area. I'm sure it woul be a sight to behold seeing it in it's new environment.
Would like to discuss more but have to go to work.I really would like to have dsome feed back if you can.
Thank you.
Richard Kapise


The Beginning
The Decision
New Addition
water Line
Central Alaska Missions
Fish and Game Officers
My Pet Elephant
Difficult Decisions

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About the author (2001)

Barney Sabo was the son of a coal miner in Western Pennsylvania. Witnessing the tough life of the coal mining profession, Sabo was determined not to work in the mines, and played football and ran track with the hope of getting a college scholarship. After receiving several scholarships, his career was cut short with a knee injury.

After college he continued in a variety of professions: gas station attendant, laborer, shipyard welder, Alaska fish-cannery worker, bouncer, military security agent, park ranger, beer deliveryman, and finally as teacher, football coach, and secondary school principal.

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