Going North

Memorabilia of Tourism in Alaska, Yukon, and Northern British Columbia

Stan Cohen

Alaska and the Yukon have captured Americans’ imaginations since the days of the Klondike Gold Rush. Since the early 1900s, people have been going north to prospect for gold, to settle a new area, and to explore the magnificent scenery of Alaska, the Yukon, and Northern British Columbia.
Beginning with the steamship era, Going North covers the growth of tourism in Alaska, Yukon, and Northern British Columbia through the author’s collection of memorabilia. The history of the area is told through images, including postcards, brochures, pamphlets, and even menus. The volume’s accompanying narrative includes information on how people got to the north country. With sections on steamboats, railroads, airlines, and highways, readers can appreciate the evolution in travel options to the area. Early excursions to Alaska would take weeks, but those early travelers experienced a level of elegance above current standards. Highlights of the cities and towns of the area encourage previous travelers to reminisce about their journey and stimulate others to make the journey north.

160 pages, 8.5 x 11, paperback
ISBN 978-0-87842-716-1

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