Good Company: A Mining Family in Fairbanks, Alaska

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University of Alaska Press, 2007 - Biography & Autobiography - 254 pages
Good Company is a vivid and compelling story of life in early twentieth-century Alaska. From the lean years of the Depression through World War II and Vietnam, Sarah Isto’s family made a home in “company housing” in the small mining town of Fairbanks. With a wry sense of humor and an eye for detail, Isto tells of the courtship and marriage of her parents and her own Fairbanks childhood, weaving rich descriptions of daily life and northern living into her story.

With grace and perception, Good Company celebrates the joys and challenges of family life on the Alaska frontier.

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Contents

Alta Tanner and the Stanfield Girls
35
Hunkering Down in the Depression
47
Adoption and War Jitters
59
Copyright

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About the author (2007)

Sarah Crawford Isto was born and raised in Fairbanks. She received a master’s degree in English from the University of Alaska and a medical degree from the University of Washington. A family physician in Juneau for twenty years, Sarah is now retired. Each spring and fall, she and her husband return to their remote cabin in Interior Alaska where they enjoy hiking, picking berries, and cross-country skiing.

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