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Only In Alaska The adventures of a young family in a young state.
Only In Alaska The adventures of a young family in a young state Author:Tay Thomas In 1060 Tay and Lowell Thomas Jr. having lived for 10 years in suburban New Jersey, packed their 2 small children and over sized dog into a car and moved 5000 miles to Anchorage, Alaska. This book is Tay Thomas's highly personal account of their adventures and everyday life in the vast unspoiled land that became their home. — A seasoned world tr... more »aveler, Mrs. Thomas writes with knowledge and flair for exciting detail about mountain climbing and skiing, of camping trips into the frozen interior and of flights across endless snowand tundra plains in teh family's single engine airplane, 'Charlie'. She describes much of the country's beauty- its unexcelled scenery and wildlife - and some things less pleasant: fires, earthquakes, floods and an occasional moose. Alaska emerges in all its contrast: its booming towns and quaint fishing villages, its Eskimo and Indian settlements and cosmopolitan ciites. Important too are the Alaskan people -- natives and newcomers alike -- whose optimism and hard work were nowhere more evident than the devestating earthquake which in March 1964 destoryed much of Anchorage including the Thomas home and injured many people.
This book is abundant in historical detail and incidental intelligence, is in fact a first rate guide book of interest to any one that has ever wanted to visit or live there.« less
Very entertaining insight into what it is like to live in and tour this magnificent state. Had family that lived there and this book is very accurate as to what life is like. Good reading and armchair traveling.