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Binding:

Loose Pages, Articles

Year Printed:

1942

Subject:

Exploration & Travel

Special Attributes:

Illustrated

Topic:

Alaska

Origin:

American

Selling are 3 magazine articles from 1942:

ALASKA


Title: STRATEGIC ALASKA LOOKS AHEAD

Author: Ernest H. Gruening, Governor of Alaska

Subtitled “Our Vast Territory, Now Being More Closely Linked to Us by Road and Rail, Embodies the American Epic of Freedom, Adventure, and the Pioneer Spirit”


Quoting the first page “When I first visited Alaska in the spring of 1936, I had reached the age of 49 and had seen many interesting and beautiful places in Europe and the Americas. But no region ever gave me quite the profound thrill that did Alaska, then far away. No longer is it a far country, thanks to regular airplane service established two years ago.

Entering Alaska by boat up the Inside Passage, more than a thousand miles long, I could sense the joy of discovery that must have filled the early explorers. For virgin forest still vests the mountains as it did when Bering and Chirikof, Cook and Vancouver, La Perouse and the Spaniards sailed through those uncharted waters.

The same rugged peaks, green-meadowed above the dark spruces and hemlocks, raise their jagged summits into the eternal snows. From them, from the high-hanging glaciers-numerous and nameless then as now-pluming cascades pour thousands of feet into the clear blue waters of the Pacific's myriad bays and inlets.

Between tremendously high, steep banks, fiords cut deep into the coast. The inlet which divides Alaska from British Columbia on the south is called Portland Canal, so long, so regular, so apparently purposeful are its parallel shores, its high lining cliffs.

Everywhere the wilderness rises sharply from the water's edge. The settlements to come in the explorers' wake were to find their location as precarious as an eagle's eyrie.

Later, to locate an airport site would be harder still. Wooded islands, thousands of them, hills forested to where altitude and latitude combine to shrivel and gnarl the ever-greens-these form a tumultuous panorama.

Northward the mountain walls loom higher, the fiords steeper. From deep-cut recesses glaciers pour their luminous loads, tumbling immense blue-white crystals into the sparkling and placid waters. From the peaks thrust huge rock pinnacles-Devils Thumb, Kates Needle, the four-pronged Devils Paw-sentinels which mark the otherwise invisible Canadian-American boundary.

For over a thousand miles we sailed in sheltered seas from Puget Sound to Glacier Bay. The last big terminal fiord, Lynn Canal, cuts straight north and deep into the continent, the wild, jumbled Chilkats walling it in on the west.

As the long Inside Passage finally led through Icy Strait, past Cape Spencer, into the North Pacific, a tableau more sensational than any yet seen beckoned to the great Alaska which lay beyond. Ahead, soaring far aloft, a mighty range glistening in the sunlight lifted in Gothic pinnacles and spires, tier on tier, to a central apex-Fairweather, 15,300 feet above the sea.

Here was the witness that we had indeed come to a cosmic country…”


7” x 10”; 32 pages, 18 B&W & 16 color photos plus map


Title: BIZARRE BATTLEGROUND – THE LONELY ALEUTIANS

by: Lonnelle Davison

2 pages, 1 photo, Geographic info about the Aleutian Islands as per military strategy.


Title: DISCOVERING ALASKA’S OLDEST ARCTIC TOWN

by: Froelich G. Rainey

Lots of info about the excavations at Point Hope, as well as present day (1942) natives.

7” x 10”; 19 pages, 15 photos.


These are pages from an actual 1942 magazine. No reprints or copies.

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