Aunt Phil'S Trunk: Volume 2
Aunt Phil'S Trunk: Volume 2

Aunt Phil'S Trunk: Volume 2

  • Publish Date: 2007-05-01
  • Binding: Paperback
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Alaska history decoded!


Aunt Phil's Trunk Volume Two will keep you spellbound!

If you enjoy reading entertaining nonfiction short stories, then you will love Aunt Phil's Trunk Volume Two. Not only do these easy-to-read pages keep you hooked to see what happens next, they also offer a window into the past through hundreds of historical photographs.

Did you know?

  • Hollywood stars played Alaska's vaudeville circuit during the gold-rush days?
  • Famous lawman Wyatt Earp followed the gold rush and built a bar in Nome?
  • The largest volcanic eruption of the 20th Century happened in Alaska in 1912?

These and dozens more little-known stories fill the pages of Aunt Phil's Trunk Volume Two and share Alaska's colorful past from 1900 to 1912.

Aunt Phil's wonderful trunk is actually a treasure chest, filled with so many delights that only multiple volumes can contain them all.... - Wayne Mergler, Author The Last New Land

Aunt Phil's Trunk is a true Alaska treasure trove. The illustrations alone are worth the $19.95 price, but the narratives from front to back are equally praiseworthy. For those who love Alaska history, this easy-to-read collection is highly recommended.
- William J. Tobin, Senior Editor, Voice of the Times

Aunt Phil's Trunk offers a stimulating and well-researched journey to Alaska's past. Compiled and written after decades of research, the tales of the adventures are as intriguing and fascinating as the rare old photographs. - Jane Harper-Haines, Author, Cold River Spirits

More than 10,000 copies of print book sold worldwide!

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The Aunt Phil's Trunk Alaska history series is noted for its easy-to-read short stories and hundreds of historical photographs that complement the entertaining nonfiction writing. Suitable for ages 9 to 99, the second book in the series shares stories from about 1900 to 1912.


Filled with close to 350 historical photographs, Volume Two shares the stories of stampeders who did not find their riches in the Klondike. so they set their sights on Alaska's interior. Readers follow adventurers as they stake claims near towns like Nome, Fairbanks and Ruby.

When two prospectors stumbled upon gold in the Iditarod region, more gold seekers flooded into the area and blazed a trail from Seward to Nome that became known as the Iditarod Trail.

Other stories include:
  • The rugged pioneers who hacked trails through the wilderness to set up the U.S. Postal System
  • The adventurers who attempted to scale Alaska's tallest peaks
  • The devastating eruption of Novarupta that created the Valley of 10,000 Smokes
  • PLUS a photo essay showing the famous Iditarod Trail back in the day

Many more stories fill the pages of Volume Two, including how early lawmen tried to tame a vast lawless land, how speculators carved routes to resources like copper and coal and how men like Robert Service and Eustace Ziegler turned their words and paint into lasting memories for those who love the Great Land.

This volume is a treasure trove of short stories about Alaska's colorful past and is filled with close to 350 rare historical photographs.

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