• Charles Sheldon, source NPS
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    Sheep and a Railroad Started Denali Park

    In 1906, Charles Sheldon came to Alaska to look at sheep. Really. You see, he was a millionaire who had time for his passion, which was studying wild sheep, and he traveled to see our white Dall sheep in the…

  • Denali, photo Lynn Lovegreen
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    History of Denali and Kantishna

    My last Gold Rush novel, Gold Nuggets, will be released on July 3rd, four weeks from today! To whet your whistle, here’s an encore of a blog post that I wrote shortly after my research trip for that book. Denali…

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    Denali Park History, Part 2 8/31/2012

    I mentioned the history of the park in my last blog, but didn’t get into the process. I thought I’d backtrack a little and give you more information this week.   The park idea started with Charles Sheldon. He went…

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    History of Denali and Kantishna 8/24/2012

    Denali was the name of the tallest mountain in North America long before it was part of the United States. It is an Athabascan Indian name, usually translated as “The High One.” Most Alaskans I know call it Denali, McKinley,…