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Along Alaska Trails, first published in 1960, is the autobiographical account of Lois McGarvey (“An Old Sourdough”), who first traveled to Alaska in 1911. McGarvey, a young widow and mother at the time, would spend the rest of her life there, meeting success and failure along the way, but always maintaining a positive attitude, despite the many hardships she encountered along the way. From the Introduction: McGarvey “succeeded greatly in befriending people and enjoying life. Through her shrewdness and industry, she accumulated money in her later years. She cooked, mined, married, raised a family, sold furs, bought and sold real estate, kept a large boardinghouse for many different sorts of people—but no strangers—and one old blind man who was penniless but well fed and clothed because of her kindness. She came back from death's door five years ago, though she now has to use a wheelchair. Lois McGarvey knows tragedy, yet writes comedy for you.” Illustrated with 13 pages of photographs.
bound: 218 pages
publisher: Pathfinder Books (May 23, 2017)
filesize: 6803 KB