ALASKA NOW by Herbert H. Hilscher


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A corrective to some of the over-optimistic books on the recently acclaimed ""promised land"", this is a realistic personality profile of the territory. The author recommends an exploratory trip for all would-be pioneers; supplies salutary details as to housing, living costs, family life, education, farming and homesteading opportunities, growing stability and civilization, possibilities in the future for tourists, the newest developments in mining, cattle raising, fishing, fur, aviation as chance to make a living. An unexpected chapter in Alaskan history, of the gals that the gold left behind- ""the oldest profession""- a censorious note on government's neglect of a long range program of development, research, transportation, power, investment in the big potential. A healthier, more up-to-date report than previous publications.

Pub Date: May 7th, 1948
Publisher: Little, Brown