• Public school children with American flags parading down street for July 4th celebration Nome Alaska 1901 HEGG 198 via Wilkipedia Commons

    4th of July in Old Alaska

    Here’s an old post about the holiday–Happy 4th of July! 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…

  • Lynn Lovegreen on Nome beach

    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…

  • The Dexter, Nome AK

    Wyatt and Josephine Earp in Nome, AK

    My daughter recently went to Nome, Alaska and sent me this photo of her by the sign for The Dexter, the saloon that the Earps co-owned. The sign is a replica of Wyatt Earp’s business card. I saw the real…

  • Quicksilver to Gold by Lynn Lovegreen

    My Inspiration: Kelly and Katy

    My novel Quicksilver to Gold is dedicated to Kelly and Katy. Let me tell you about these young ladies, and why the book is dedicated to them. Kelly’s full name is Kelly Jean Horner. She was one of my students…