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July-Aug Digital Issue

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The July-August issue of Alaskan History Magazine is available to read online, download, or share via email, Facebook, Twitter or Pinterest at the digital magazine site issuu, an electronic publishing platform which was named one of Time magazine’s 50 Best Websites.

The 48-page July-August issue, which carries no advertising in its 8.5” x 11” full-color format, shares the history of the aviation pioneers known as bush pilots, from the first attempt to climb into Alaska’s skies in 1911 to 1935, when the future of flight in the Last Frontier was well-established and looking bright!

Jul-Aug coverOther articles in this issue explore Alaska’s first newspaper, The Esquimaux, which was published a little northwest of Nome; the Alaska Steamship Company, which became an Alaskan shipping monopoly; a 1916 horseback trip across the Kenai Peninsula by the dauntless world traveller Frank G. Carpenter; Alaska’s first commercially successful novelist, Barrett Willoughby, whose every book was about or set in Alaska, and two were made into movies; and an exciting childhood in the gold rush town of Nome by Irving Kenny, who saw it all first-hand. Wrapping up this issue are brief highlights about Alaska’s early missionaries, the ubiquitous white canvas tent, a half dozen classic books on Alaska’s history, and a guide to some of the sources and resources used in researching this issue.

To help readers become familiar with the online format, the first three digital issues will be free to view by anyone. Digital issues after November 1, 2019 will be available only to subscribers and anyone who purchases a print issue of the magazine. For more information and to subscribe or purchase a single issue (also available at Amazon), visit the Alaskan History Magazine ordering page.

To read the first two issues of Alaskan History Magazine online at issuu, click here.

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Press Release

May 10, 2019: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Helen Hegener (907) 521-5245
Alaskan History Magazine 
Alaskan History Magazine is an independently produced magazine portraying the colorful and important past of the Last Frontier as an exciting journey of exploration, sharing stories of the people, places and events which shaped Alaska’s history. The inaugural issue, May-June, 2019, features articles about the construction of the Alaska Railroad, Yost’s Roadhouse on the Richardson Trail, the barns of the 1935 Matanuska Colony Project, the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition, and the All Alaska Sweepstakes sled dog races in Nome. Additional articles highlight the pioneer photographers of Alaska, a photo gallery of snowshoes, half a dozen classic books from Alaska’s past, and an excerpt from Addison Powell’s 1902 explorations of the Copper River Valley. 
 
Alaskan History Magazine is published bimonthly, printed in full color, with no advertising, and the 48-page issues are perfect-bound with sturdy covers for safekeeping. The managing editor is Alaskan author Helen Hegener, whose books include Alaskan Roadhouses, The Alaska Railroad 1902-1923, The First Iditarod, Alaskan Sled Dog Tales, “A Mighty Nice Place:” The 1935 Matanuska Colony Project, The Yukon Quest Trail, and many more. The May-June issue is an anthology of excerpts from her books, future issues will feature a broad range of Alaskan history from multiple sources. Contributions are welcomed, submission guidelines are on the magazine’s website. 
 
Published by Northern Light Media, Alaskan History Magazine is $10.00 per issue, and $48.00 per year for six issues, both postpaid to U.S. addresses only. Single issues of the magazine are available at Amazon, but subscriptions need to be placed via the website (PayPal or credit card) or postal mail (check or money order). For more information visit the website at http://www.alaskan-history.com or on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Alaskan History Magazine, P.O. Box 870515, Wasilla, Alaska 99687. 
 
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At Amazon

Small AmazonSingle issues of Alaskan History Magazine are now available at Amazon for $10.00 plus shipping (free for orders over $25 or free two-day shipping for Amazon Prime customers, visit the site for details). The first few pages of the May-June issue can be previewed with Amazon’s nifty “Look Inside” feature, and future issues will always be available for viewing and purchase through Amazon. Please note that Amazon ONLY sells single issues; subscriptions can ONLY be ordered from my website or via mail or email. Click here, or click on any image to visit the Amazon website.

For those who may be wondering, I don’t make as much money on orders placed through Amazon, but for those who prefer this option it’s a fail-safe way to order, and the orders do add to my overall seller’s status at Amazon, so it’s still a win-win. Plus I don’t need to handle anything, Amazon does it all, so it saves time and effort on my end (time is money!). It’s probably most convenient to add a copy of the magazine to another order being placed to take advantage of the free shipping option.

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AHM Weekly News, May 6

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Alaskan History Magazine sponsors a weekly email newsletter to keep in touch with readers and prospective customers. The second issue, Monday, May 6th, 2019, shares news, quotes, a bit about writing for the magazine, and links to our social media accounts on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.

The newsletter is optimized for desktop viewing; we’ll figure out the settings for adapting the layout to view easier on cellphones and tablets eventually. In the meantime thanks for bearing with us!

AHM News 2Each week’s newsletter is archived at the Alaskan History Magazine website.

Sign up here to make sure you receive each new weekly issue via email!

You can subscribe for one year (6 issues) or just buy the current issue and get a closer look at what it’s about, simply by visiting our website, and you can use your credit card or PayPal account. If you would prefer make payment by sending a check or money order, the postal mailing address is Northern Light Media, P.O. Box 870515, Wasilla, Alaska 99687. To visit the Alaskan History Magazine subscription page just click on this link.

 

In the Mail

20190505_192056The May-June issue of Alaskan History Magazine is in the mail and should be delivered this week to subscribers and anyone who ordered a single issue. If you have ordered an issue or paid for a subscription, and don’t receive your issue by May 10th, please let me know. If you haven’t subscribed or ordered yours yet, you can do so at the Alaskan History Magazine website or send a check or money order to:

Alaskan History Magazine
PO Box 870515
Wasilla, Alaska 99687-0515

20190505_192157A single issue of Alaskan History Magazine is 10.00, a one-year subscription (6 issues) is $48.00 (save $12.00), prices are postage paid to U. S. addresses. Issues will be available soon at Amazon for foreign orders, postage dependent on delivery destination. A digital edition will soon be available free to all subscribers.

Alaskan History Magazine is active on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram; the website address is http://www.alaskan-history.com and the email address is alaskanhistory@gmail.com.

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The 48-page May-June issue, which carries no advertising in its 8.5” x 11” format, features a look at the construction of the Alaska Railroad, with historic photos of bridges halfway built, a narrow trail above Turnagain Arm which would become the rail roadbed, and Anchorage as a city of white tents along Ship Creek. From driving the first spike at Ship Creek to President Harding driving the final spike at Nenana, the story unfolds across 21 years of construction, from 1902 to 1923.

Also featured in the May-June issue is a tale about Margaret Murie, who would become the “Grandmother of America’s conservation movement,” traveling the Valdez to Fairbanks Trail as a 16-year-old girl. Early Alaskan explorer and scout Addison Powell tells of adventures in the Copper River Valley in 1902, and other articles include the great All Alaska Sweepstakes sled dog race, the 1909 Alaska-Yukon-Pacific Exposition in Seattle, and the 1935 Matanuska Colony barns. Shorter articles include a photo-feature of snowshoes, a look at a few Alaskan photographers, and brief reviews of a half-dozen classic books on Alaska.

The new magazine is published by Northern Light Media and edited by Alaskan author Helen Hegener, whose books include Alaskan Roadhouses, The First Iditarod, Alaska & the Klondike, “A Mighty Nice Place:” The 1935 Matanuska Colony Project, The Alaska Railroad 1902-1923, The Beautiful Matanuska Valley, and many others. The inaugural issue of the magazine is an anthology of excerpts from her books; future issues will include a wide variety of writers and new features.