After 10 years of research, the final volume in the Aunt Phil’s Trunk Alaska history series is making its debut this week. Copies now are available on my Website for $19.95, plus shipping – Click Here to Purchase!
Volume Five features Alaska’s first 25 years of statehood. And just like the rest of the series, it is filled with dozens of short stories and hundreds of historical photographs that bring to life Alaska’s history from 1960 to 1984. Not only did the optimistic citizens of the Great Land create a government from scratch in just a few years, they also dealt with many other challenges.
Aunt Phil’s Trunk Volume Five shares firsthand accounts of survivors who experienced the 1964 Good Friday earthquake and the devastating tsunamis that followed the 9.2 temblor. It also features stories about the discovery of “black gold” on the North Slope in the late 1960s, and how Alaska’s Native people said “not so fast” to developing that oil until their land issue was sorted out.
Alaska’s First People then banded together to fight for title to their land. They eventually won the largest settlement ever granted Native Americans, and that agreement cleared the way to begin developing Alaska’s crude.
The oil industry and the people of Alaska worked hard during the mid-1970s to build a pipeline to carry oil through some of the most rugged and remote country in the world. Men and women worked day and night to create what some called “the eighth wonder of the world.” And when finished in 1977, the 800-mile line stretched from Alaska’s North Slope to the Prince William Sound town of Valdez.
While Alaskans began enjoying the promise of a fiscally sound future for their new state in the 1980s, they also learned that evil lurked under the midnight sun. In fact, they ended the first 25 years of statehood with several mass murders. Women in Anchorage became prey when a mild-mannered baker turned into a butcher. Residents of Manley Hot Springs disappeared soon after a drifter arrived in their quiet town. And several citizens of McCarthy died when a newcomer decided he wanted to destroy Alaska’s oil pipeline.
Volume Five also highlights the top headlines that graced the state’s newspapers’ front pages between 1960 and 1984.
This final volume in the Aunt Phil’s Trunk Alaska history series debuts just in time for the 2015 holiday season – Order your copy now!
If you don’t want to go through my Website, or you live outside of the United States, please email me so we can make arrangements to get a copy of Volume Five in your hands!