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    Nome, Alaska’s Anniversary

    On this day, September 22, in 1898, the “Three Lucky Swedes”: Norwegian-American Jafet Lindeberg, and two Swedish-Americans, Erik Lindblom and John Brynteson, staked the discovery claim on Anvil Creek near Nome. People rushed to get in on the next big…

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    My Perfect Time and Place

    It’s been hovering around 80 degrees here, and it’s too hot to think of a new blog post! (Apologies to folks who live in really hot places but we are not used to wearing shorts here in Southcentral Alaska.) So I am…

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    4th of July in Old Alaska

    The 4th of July has always been a favorite holiday, even in territorial Alaska. Most small Alaskan towns had parades, contests, and other festivities. Here’s a few I’ve collected from researching for my Gold Rush books. In the last 1880s,…

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    Cover Reveal for Golden Days

    Every time I get a new cover, it’s a whoop-it-up moment! Thanks for sharing it with me as I reveal the one for Golden Days!   The cover for Golden Days was designed by Prism Book Group’s editor-in-chief Joan Alley.…