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 January, 1935. Volume 1. No. 1.
                                                     
COVER-"MUSH" by O. C. Schallerer

FRONTISPIECE-"Sunset on the Sheltered Seas of Alaska"      By O. C. Schallerer

AN ALASKA ANGLER SPEAKS OUT
Alaska the fisherman's paradise                                                     Frank Dufresne

CALLING DEER                                                                                Hal Gould        10
He calls 'em in alive.

DID YOU EVER?                                                                         F. W. Gabler         12   
Reminiscence of an old-timer.

SENTINEL BILLY                                                                        Victor Shaw         13
Mountain Goat of the Unuk River country.

LORD STETSON OF KENAI.
The sheep with the crumpled horn.                                                                              15

THE WOLF PACK                                                                     F. W. Gabler         16   
Killers of the North.

THE CHECHAKO                                                                         Brig Young        18
Percival goes a-fishing.

FROM KETCHIKAN TO BARROW                                                                       20
Outdoor news of Alaska.

ALASKA WONDERLAND                                                     Dr. Will H. Chase     21
Destined to be America's playground.                             

TRAP LINE                                                                                                                 22
Furs-Trappers-Regulations

THE ALASKA SPORTSMEN'S ASSOCIATION                                                    24
For conservation, propagation and better sportsmanship.

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February, 1935. Volume 1. No. 2.

COVER- "THE' MONARCH"                     Courtesy O. C. Schallerer

MAIN TRAILS AND BYPATHS                         Editorial     4
FRONTISPIECE - "White Ghosts of Winter"                         5
By F. W. Gabler                     Photograph by O. C. Schallerer

ALONE ON THE ARCTIC SLOPE                                                Leslie Melvin     6
A youth's fight for life in the frozen polar regions.

"DENALI," THE HIGH ONE                                                                                     8
A story of fact and legend about the great Mount McKinley.

UP FROM THE DEEP                                                         Leonard H. Delano         11
Reclaiming lost gold from the ill-fated Islander.

A CLOSE CALL                                                                              Thomas Riggs     12
An Alaska Ex-Governor's narrowest escape from death.

FROM KETCHIKAN TO BARROW                                                                         13
Outdoor news of Alaska.

PROSPECTING FOR SPORT                                                        J. F. Krause         14
A licensed Alaska guide takes a trip into the Cassiar country.

THE ALASKA SPORTSMEN'S ASSOCIATION                                                     15
For conservation, propagation of Alaska wild life and sportsmanship.

ARCTIC CRUISE                                                                 Edith Newman Plaut    16
An excursion trip to the Arctic ice pack.

THE TRAP LINE                                                                             C. R. Snow         18
Furs- Trappers-Regulations.

ROD AND REEL DEPARTMENT                                             J. F. Van Gilder     20

MAKING A CLEAN KILL                                                     Dr. M. H. Damron     22
How to kill a bear.

GLIMPSES INTO ALASKA                                                                                       25
A pictorial page of outdoor Alaska.

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March, 1935. Volume 1. No. 3.

COVER                                                                                                  "At Bay".
Photo courtesy of Hewitt's Photo Shop, Anchorage, Alaska.

FRONTISPIECE- "Ed Jones and His Prize Winning King Salmon”                             4
Photo by O. C. Schallerer.

MAIN TRAILS AND BYPATHS                                                           Editorial         5

SECRETS OF KUKULIK                                                         Mary Uta Mikami         6
Uncovering Alaska's forgotten ages.

WILD BILL'S CLOSEST CALL                                                 Wild Bill Matilla         8
An encounter with a brownie.                                                as told to Ritchie Lovejoy.

ALONE ON THE ARCTIC SLOPE                                                 Leslie Melvin     10
Second installment of a youth's fight for life in the frozen north.

SUPERLATIVE SHOOTING                                                         Frank North         12    
A story of true sportsmanship.

THE GREAT TREK                                                                     Robert M. Hyatt     14
An account of the great reindeer drive from Kotzebue to the Mackenzie.

THE HYDAH CANOE [Haida].                                                       HaI Gould         16
How the primitive Alaskan built his canoe from a solid log.

THE ALASKA SPORTSMEN'S ASSOCIATION                                                    18
What about the abolishment of the Alaska Game Commission?

ROD AND REEL DEPARTMENT                                             J. F. Van Gilder     19

THE TRAP LINE                                                                             C. R. Snow         20

THE TIDEWATER SET                                             Alaska Game Commission.     21
One method of trapping wolves.

A GROUSE CHICK GOES HOLLYWOOD                             Maxine Williams     24
The photographing of a baby grouse.

PLUG UP YOUR GUNS BOYS                                                                                24
Three-shell restriction for shotguns.

ALASKA BROWN BEAR TO BE PROTECTED                                                   25
Brown bear conservation on Admiralty Island.

PICTURE P AGE                                                                                                        29
Views of the far north.

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April, 1935. Volume 1. No. 4.

COVER "Rainbows of Willow Creek" Hewitt's Photo Shop, Anchorage, Alaska.
FRONTISPIECE "The Thinker"  Photo by Ray Roady, Ketchikan, Alaska.            4
 
VEGETABLES OF THE ALASKA WILDERNESS            C. R. Snow               6
Edible wild plant life of Alaska.

RAINB0W  STEELHEADS                                                                                      9
The Alaska Sportsman's Territorial Fishing Contest.

THE GOLDEN UNUK                                                        Walter C. Blanton        10
Mining potentialities of Southeastern Alaska.

NESTING NOTES ON NATIVE GEESE  12
Non migratory geese of Alaska.       
                                                                                        
PIONEERING WITH ROD AND REEL                                    H. W. Jackson     14
The discovery of uncharted fishing grounds.

ALONE ON THE ARCTIC SLOPE                                            Leslie Melvin     16
Third instalment of a long battle for life in the polar regions.

FLYING FOR FISH                                                                    F. W. Gabler         18
A fishing trip to Wilson Lake via airplane.

THE ALASKA SPORTSMEN'S ASSOCIATION                                                 20

ARMS AND AMMUNITION                                                     Claud Aiken         21
Pros and cons on guns and ammunition.

THE TRAP LINE DEPARTMENT                                             C. R. Snow         22
A department for the trapper and fur breeder.

ALASKA'S FIRST TERRITORIAL FISHING CONTEST                                     24
A silver cup for the largest rainbow steelhead.

ROD AND REEL DEPARTMENT                                            J. F. Van Gilder     27
A few notes on seasonal lures.

PHOTOGRAPHY DEPARTMENT                                                Ray Roady         29
A new department for camera fans.

THE ALASKA LIARS CLUB                                                                                    31
Just a few choice "whoppers."

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(no issue was published for May, 1935)
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June, 1935. Volume 1. No. 5.

COVER                                                                                         Alaska Brown Bear
FRONTISPIECE                                              John W. Troy     Governor of Alaska     4
Photo by Ordway's Photo Service, Juneau, Alaska.

MAIN TRAILS AND BYPATHS                                                               Editorial     5

COHOS, KINGS AND OTHER THINGS                                            C. R. Snow     6
The battling Alaska salmon and how to catch them.

NATURE'S AUTOMATIC DAM                                                     John Q. Aams     9
Knik Glacier and Lake George form one of nature's wonders.

MOVING MOUNTAINS                                                                 Paul E. Garrett     10
Hunting the ferocious Alaska brown bear on Kodiak Island.

ALASKA-WIDE FISHING CONTEST                                                                       11
The Alaska Sportsman silver trophy for the largest "Rainbow-Steelhead."

ALONE ON THE ARCTIC SLOPE                                                 Leslie Melvin     12
The fourth installment of a long battle for life in the Arctic.

BIG PAWS                                                                                         D. F. Howard     14
The story of a brown bear who once was king of the Kenai Peninsula.

POTOGRAPHY DEPARTMENT                                                        Ray Roady     15

CLARENCE GOES STRIPFISHING                                            Frank Dufresne     16
A chechako learns the fine art of stripfishing for Alaska salmon.

PICTURE PAGE                                                                       Scenes Near Juneau    17

QUEEN                                                                                                Jack Allman     18
A story of deep affection between a man and his dog.

THE ALASKA SPORTSMEN'S ASSOCIATION                                                     22

WHO'S AFRAID OF THE BIG BROWN BEAR                           Olive Matney     26
Olive's own story of how her mamma shot a brown bear.

ARMS AND AMMUNITION DEPARTMENT                               Claud Aiken     26
The world's most unpopular gun.

ROD AND REEL DEPARTMENT                                             J. F. Van Gilder     29
Timely hints on fishing.

HATS OFF TO CORDOVA SPORTSMEN                                                              32
Braving the rigors of winter for trout.     

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(no issues were published for July thru November, 1935)
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December, 1935. Volume 1. No. 6

COVER                                                                                                    "In Velvet"
Milotte Studio, Ketchikan, Alaska.

FRONTISPIECE                                                                        Chief Plenty-Talker    4
Drawing by T. R. Lambert.

MAIN TRAILS AND BYPATHS                                                         Editorial         5

HUNGER AT WILSON LAKE                                                     C. M. Archbold     6
A forester discovers fish with big appetites.

GROUSE OF ALASKA                                                                 Frank Dufresne     8
The Alaska outdoors man's food bird.

TUNDRA TERROR                                                                         Victor Shaw         9
A hunter and his guide meet the unusual.

ALONE ON THE ARCTIC SLOPE                                                Leslie Melvin     10
Fifth installment of an absorbing adventure story.

FROM KETCHIKAN TO BARROW                                             A Department     12

SUMMER CAMP                                                                                                        13
An Alaska painting by T. R. Lambert.

BACK BREAKING BUCKS OF COPPERMOUNT                     E. L. Keithahn     14
A hunting party seeks and finds the Sitkan deer.

THE LUCKY SWEDE                                                                        C. T. Ashby     16
Gold is where you find it.

THE LAW OF THE TOTEM                                                                 Hal Gould     19
A story of the potlatch and other Indian customs.

THE TRAP LINE                                                                                 C. R. Snow     20

THE ALASKA SPORTSMEN'S ASSOCIATION                                                     22

WHY WE ARE GOING ON                                                        A group of letters    26

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First Annual issue Volume 1 No. 1 (1936?)

PAINTING by Yale Gracey                                                                                 Cover

GHOST TOWN                                                                                 Frontispiece         4

MAIN TRAILS AND BYPATHS!                                                         Editorial        5    
Opportunity in Alaska is greater than ever before.

HE GRAPPLED WITH A BEAR                                                     Conrad Puhr        6
A true story of a hand-to-hand encounter with a Brown Bear and a miraculous escape.

IT"S A FISHY COUNTRY                                                             Ellal Wilson Hill     8
Alaska waters yield a wide variety of sea food for profit and for pleasure.

DEAD MAN'S DIARY                                                             A Dramatic Record    11
Ill and without food, a trapper puts up a losing but heroic battle.

GOOD HUNTING                                                                                 Lee Ellis         12
Hunting big game in Alaska has a most fascinating lure for both Hunter and Guide.

THE GILLAM PLANE WAS MISSING.    Robert Gebo as told to Ethel Dassow    14
A survivor's account of a grim month's struggle against a freezing,
starving death in Southeastern Alaska's rugged wilderness.

NINE POLAR BEARS                         Waldo Bodfish as told to J. Lester Minner    18
A herd of Polar bears is rare - even to an Eskimo.

CLARENCE GOES STRIP FISHING                                            Frank Dufresne    23
A Cheechako learns the fine art of stripfishing for Alaska salmon.

A TRIP TO ALASKA                                                                         A Feature        24
Information on what to expect in Alaska, and how to
get there by land, air and sea; Alaska Highway Map.

FROM KETCHIKAN TO BARROW                                             A Department     30
News and notes about "The Last Frontier."

SOURDOUGH TALES                                                             Arthur J. Beecher    38
An Alaska pioneer tells of an Arctic phenomena and his most exciting adventure.

ALASKA ODDITIES                                                                 A Cartoon Feature    50
By Mrs. Elizabeth White.

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January, 1936. Volume II. No. 1.

COVER                                                                                                   "A Polar Night"
Ray Roady and F. W. Gabler

FRONTISPIECE                                                                        "How High Is Up?"    4
Painting by E. B. Pollock.

MAIN TRAILS AND BYPATHS                                                     Editorial             5

A TROPHY FROM KODIAK                                                         John C. Ayres     6
A difficult hunt brings results.

BIG GAME.                                                                                         Jack Allman     8
A story of Northwest Canada.

WINTER TRANSPORTATION IN FAR NORTH                             Pictorial          9  
Photos by Hewitt's Photo Shop, Anchorage, Alaska.

THE WIFE GOES FISHING                                                        G. Burgess Strong  10
A humorous yarn of Alaska sport fishing.

ALONE ON THE ARCTIC SLOPE                                                    Leslie Melvin 11
Concluding chapter of a true Alaskan experience.

JERRY, MY WOODLAND PAL                                                         C. J. Lincke  12
A moose makes friends with a man.

FROM KETCHIKAN TO BARROW                                                A Department 13
News and facts about Alaska.

A GOAT A DAY AT RUDYERD BAY                                         Harry F. Elliott 14
Two Alaskans have a short, successful hunt.

THE TRAP LINE                                                                                 C. R. Snow   18
A department.

ALASKA SPORTSMEN'S ASSOCIATION                                                            20

ARMS AND AMMUNITION                                                            Claude Aiken  21
A department.

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February, 1936. Volume II. No. 2

COVER                                                                                            "End of the Day"
Ray Roady and F. W. Gabler

FRONTISPIECE - "Auk Lake and Mendenhall Glacier"                                            4
Photo by Ordway's Photo Service, Juneau, Alaska.

MAIN TRAILS AND BYPATHS                                                    Editorial             5

INTO THE WILDERNESS                                                            John Q. Adams    6
The call of the wild in California and Alaska.

MATANUSKA'S A GOOD THING                                               Dan Noonan.     8
Some whys and wherefores of the colonization project.

GLACIER SIDE TRIP.                                                     Floris Clark McLaren       12
The captain held the boat.

FROM KETCHIKAN TO BARROW                                         A department        13
News and facts about Alaska.

PHOTOGRAPHY                                                                          Ray Roady          14
Some hints on hunting with a camera.

PHOTOGRAPHS OF ALASKA WILD LIFE                                                         15

OLD GROANER                                                                            F. W. Gabler      16
The world's record grizzly had reason to be mean.

THE ALASKA SPORTSMEN'S ASSOCIATION                                                   20
 
THE SLUICE BOX                                                                         Victor Shaw       21
News of Alaska mines and minerals.

THE TRAP LINE                                                                             C. R. Snow       22
A department for trappers and fur breeders.

THE MULLIGAN POT                                                                                             24
Sourdough recipe.

ARMS AND AMMUNITION                                                        Claude Aiken     25
A department.

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March, 1936. Volume II. No.3

COVER                                                                                        "Innocents Abroad"
Photo by C. J. Bradley.

FRONTISPIECE                                                                 Hydah Indian Woman     4
Painting by A. D. J. Pitts.

MAIN TRAILS AND BYPATHS                                                     Editorial           5

LOST                                                                                             John Q. Adams     6
An early-day, true experience of Tony Martin.

THE CHARTS WERE INADEQUATE                     Commander R. R. Lukens     8
Uncle Sam's Coast and Geodetic Survey has been improving Russia's charts.

EELS OF THE YUKON                                                                      J. F. Plein     10
The annual run of millions of eels provides food for man and dog.
 
FROM KETCHIKAN TO BARROW                                            A department     11
News and facts about Alaska.

WE SAW A FEW DEER                                                          Maxine Williams     12
A record, in words and pictures, of an exciting hunt.

DOG MUSHING IN ALASKA                                                  Frank Dufresne     14
A form of Alaska transportation now being superseded by the airplane.

THE ALASKA SPORTSMEN'S ASSOCIATION                                                  18

ARMS AND AMMUNITION                                                       Claude Aiken      20
A department

THE SLUICE BOX                                                                         Victor Shaw       22
Guides in the search for Alaska mines and minerals.

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April, 1936. Volume II. No. 4

COVER                                                                                        "Alaska Black Bear"
Photo by Cecil E. Rhode.

FRONTISPIECE                                    "Glacial History"                                          4
Photo by Ordway's Photo Shop.

MAIN TRAILS AND BYPATHS                                                       Editorial         5

KODIAK GIANT                                                                         J. Bruce Allen       6
How the new world's record bear was bagged.

CHINOOK                                                                                     Ralph Johnson     8
The call of the wild versus the call of mankind.

I WAS HUGGED BY A BEAR                                                Wayne Phillips       10
A first-hand account of Alaska's most recent bear mauling.

ALASKA GAME TRAILS                                                             Hal Gould         11
Tracks in the wilderness often have stories to tell.

POLAR FURY                                                                          Charles Madsen      12
The cumbersome looking walrus can be a dangerous antagonist in the water.

GRUBSTAKED                                                                             Jack Allman       14
The first installment of a fiction story of modem Alaska.

ARMS AND AMMUNITION                                                    Claude Aiken        16
A department.

THE ALASKA SPORTSMEN'S ASSOCIATION                     A department       17

FLORA OF ALASKA                                                               J. P. Anderson        18
Introducing a new department of Alaskan plants and flowers.

FROM KETCHIKAN TO BARROW                                       A department         20
News and facts about Alaska.

THE SLUICE BOX                                                                     Victor Shaw          22
Guides in the search for Alaska mines and minerals.

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May, 1936. Volume II. No. 5

COVER                                                                                            "Monarch of Kenai"
Photo by Andy Simons, courtesy Schallerer's Photo Shop.

FRONTISPIECE                                                                    "Wolverine Tracks"      4
Photo by Milotte Studio.

MAIN TRAILS AND BYPATHS                                                       Editorial          5

THE COURAGE OF THE KODIAKS                                        Claude H. Barr      6
The largest of carnivores certainly can "take it."

STONE-AGE STUFF                                                            Frederick Magill, Jr.      8
Showing that there is more than one way to kill a deer.

GULO, THE TOUGH GUY                                                      Frank Dufresne        9
The wily wolverine wreaks havoc wherever he goes.

GRUBSTAKED                                                                               Jack Allman      10
The concluding chapter of a fiction story of modern Alaska.
 
BOGOSLOF, ISLAND OF MYSTERY                 Lieut. George E. Morris, Jr.      12
Four men spend ten weeks on top of a submarine volcano.

THE NAVY COMES TO ALASKA                     Lt. Commander J. H. Skillman.  14
Impressions of Alaska as seen by a Navy man.

FROM KETCHIKAN TO BARROW                                           A department      16
News and facts about Alaska.

THE SLUICE BOX                                                               Victor Shaw, editor      17
Guide posts in the search for Alaskan mines and minerals.

ARMS AND AMMUNITION                                                        Claude Aiken     18                               
A department.

FLORA OF ALASKA                                                        J. P. Anderson, editor     22
A department of Alaska plants and flowers.

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June, 1936. Volume II. No. 6.

COVER                                                                                                    "Palsy Walsies"
Photo Courtesy Schallerers Photo Shop.
 
FRONTISPIECE                                                        Miss Alaska on the Throne      4
Photo by Becker's Photo Company.

MAIN TRAILS AND BYPATHS                                                         Editorial       5

ANTIDOTE                                                                                         Jack Allman    6
The first of a fiction series featuring Dave Blaine, Alaska Marshal.

NOMADS OF THE NORTH                                                            Anna Brant       8
Alaska's vagabond caribou provide a bountiful source of meat.

THE TRAPPER'S VERSION                                                            W. M. Nutter    9
An outdoors man relates an exciting experience in his own words.
 
NOME CAFE                                                                                   A. F. Raynor     10
Food came high in the early days of the gold rush.

ALASKA DALLI RAMS                                                              John Q. Adams    11
Adventure and sport lie ahead for the hunter of white sheep.

FROM KETCHIKAN TO BARROW                                            A department     13
News and facts about Alaska.

FAIRBANKS DOG DERBY                                                       J. Rex Peterson     14
The story of Alaska's leading sports event.

ROD AND REEL DEPARTMENT                                 J. F. Van Gilder, editor     17
Protection is given Alaska's trout.

THE SLUICE BOX                                                                Victor Shaw, editor     21
Guide posts in the search for Alaskan mines and minerals.
 
FLORA OF ALASKA                                                        J. P. Anderson, editor     25
A department of Alaskan plants and flowers.

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July, 1936. Volume II. No. 7.

COVER                                                                                                               "Casting"
Photo by Milotte Studio.

FRONTISPIECE                                                              White Siberian Sled Dog     4
Photo by Charlotte B. Potter, courtesy Schallerer's Photo Shop

MAIN TRAILS AND BYPATHS                                                             Editorial     5

THE GLACIER BEAR                                                                          J. F. Krause   6
His color is like the blue of his glacier home.

FISHIN'                                                                                            Stanley Adams     8
Some firemen fly to find fishin' that is fishin'.

THE FAIRBANKS ICE CARNIVAL                                          J. Rex Peterson     10
Parades and thrilling winter sports make the annual event unique.

DRUM ICE                                                                                        Jack Allman      12
The second of a fiction series featuring Dave Blaine, Alaskan marshal.

ANDERSON'S INCUBATORS                                                  H. A. Anderson     14
A homesteader enlists the aid of a queer bird to hatch domestic chicks.

ADVENTURE ON WHITE WATER                                                C. T. Ashby     15
How three men lost their lives in the Abercrombie Rapids.
 
THE LUCKY SHRIMPERS                                                    Kenneth M. Nelson    16

ARMS AND AMMUNITION                                               Claude Aiken, editor     19
A department.

THE SLUICE BOX                                                                 Victor Shaw, editor     21
Guide posts in the search for Alaska mines and minerals.
 
FLORA OF ALASKA                                                          J. P. Anderson, editor    22
A department of Alaska plants and flowers.

ROD AND REEL DEPARTMENT                                  J. F. Van Gilder, editor     24
On the subject of artificial lures.

THE ALASKA SPORTSMEN'S ASSOCIATION                                                    25
A department.
          
FROM KETCHIKAN TO BARROW                                            A department      30
News and facts about Alaska.

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August, 1936. Volume II. No. 8.

THE SPOTTED FAWN                                                                                         Cover
Photo by Ordway's Photo Shop.

THE RUSSIAN RIVER OF THE RAINBOWS                                 Frontispiece     4
Photo by Schallerer's Photo Shop.

MAIN TRAILS AND BYPATHS                                                             Editorial     5
 
BEARS OF SOUTHEASTERN ALASKA                                         C. R. Snow     6
In which their traits and differences and the best methods of hunting them are explained.

FRIDAY THE 13TH                                                                     August Eberhardt    9
He didn't believe in the Jinx, but found plenty of evidence of it, just the same.

THE RIVER'S REPUTATION                                                       Paul E. Garrett     10
It's always best to have first-hand information.

DRUM ICE                                                                                           Jack Allman     12
Second and concluding chapter of a fiction story featuring Dave Blaine, Alaska marshal.

WILD LIFE OF ALASKA NATIONAL FORESTS                         Jay Williams     14
Surprising is the quantity and variety of game and fur in The Last Frontier.

DON'T GO HALIBUT FISHING                                                       Gus Borgen     16
It's often a tough life and only the strong don't weaken.

THE SLUICE BOX                                                                             Victor Shaw     19
Guide posts in the search for Alaska mines and minerals.

ARMS AND AMMUNITION                                                           Claude Aiken     21
A department.

FLORA OF ALASKA                                                                     J. P. Anderson     26
A department of Alaska plants and flowers.

THE MULLIGAN POT                                                                     A department     27
 
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September, 1936. Volume II. No.9.

IN SEARCH OF SALMON                                           Photo by Amos Burg.     Cover

MOUNT EDGECUMBE, SITKA                                                         Frontispiece    4
Photo by R. A. Buchanan.

MAIN TRAILS AND BYPATHS                                                              Editorial     5

A BEAR HUNT IN STORMLAND                                              Clarence Ederer     6
If adventure is overcoming difficulties-this is it!
    [tip of the Alaska Peninsula, Andy Simons of Seward as bear hunting guide]

THE CALL OF THE WILD                                                                  C. R. Snow     8
The deer call is indispensible to the Alaska hunter.

MUDDIN' AROUND ON COOK INLET                                    John Q. Adams     10
Hair seal, brown bear, birds and mud flats provide
    outing experiences that are "different."
 
WOLFBAIT                                                                                         Jack Allman     12
Marshal Dave Blaine steps into another mystery of
    Alaska's wilderness. A fiction story.

TROUT TAXIDERMY AT HOME                                     Ormal I. Sprungman      14
An explanation of a simple method of mounting fish.
 
THE ROMANCE OF THE SALMON                                        Merton H. Rapp     15
Some whys and wherefores of Alaska's greatest industry.

THE ALASKA SPORTSMEN'S ASSOCIATION                          A department     20
In which a young man discusses "This Game Situation."

ARMS AND AMMUNITION                               A department.     Claude Aiken     23
 
THE SLUICE BOX                                                                             Victor Shaw     24
Guide posts in the search for Alaska mines and minerals.

FLORA OF ALASKA                                                                     J. P. Anderson     26
A department of Alaska plants and flowers.

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October, 1936. Volume II. No. 10.

TROUBLE "BRUIN"                                                                                             Cover
Photo by Ordway's Photo Shop.

AN ALASKA HUNTSMAN                                                                Frontispiece     4
Photo by Milotte Studio.

MAIN TRAILS AND BYPATHS                                                               Editorial    5
The lesson of the sea-otter.

EVERY INCH A KING                                                             Robert A. Henning     6
There's a real thrill in catching a salmon like this!

MEMOIRS OF A BULL SEA LION                                       Cecil Lee Shumaker     8
On Bogoslof the battles are for home and family.

WOLF BAIT                                                                                        Jack Allman     10
"Wolf" Warren, murderer, is trapped by Marshal Dave Blaine.

THEY TROLL ALONG                                                                 Walter Weston     12
The life of a troller is for the strong and patient.

KEEP THE BOLT HANDLE DOWN!                                            Hosea Sarber     14
If you don't, the charging bear may keep advancing!

THE SLUICE BOX                                                                            Victor Shaw     19
A discussion of formations in the Hyder district. A department.

THE MULLIGAN POT                                                                    A department     20
A recipe for hobo clam chowder.

ARMS AND AMMUNITION                                                         Glaude Aiken     21
A discussion of the value of hand loading. A department.

FLORA OF ALASKA                                                                    J. P. Anderson     22
A department, in which Alaska berry plants are described.

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November, 1936. Volume II. No. 11.

WHITE-CHEEKED GEESEI OF ALASKA                                                       Cover
Photo from Clarence J. Rhode.

HYDAH WOMAN IN COSTUME                                                    Frontispiece     4
Photo from a painting by A. D. J. Pitts.

MAIN TRAILS AND BYPATHS                                                            Editorial     5
Frontiersman versus tenderfoot.

ONE EVENTFUL HUNT                                                               Harry F. Elliott    6
There were thrills enough in this hunt for anyone.

WHITE: WINGS ON THE SNOW                                                  Paul E. Garrett   8
There's sport and strenuous exercise in bagging the Alaska ptarmigan.

CONGRESSIONAL CRUISE                                                       David Spratling    9
Where three United States Senators went and what they saw in Alaska.

ONE-EYED JACK                                                                           Jack Allman     12
A cunning criminal weaves another mystery for Dave Blaine to solve. A fiction story.

LEGENDARY SYMBOLS OF EARLY ALASKANS             Merton H. Rapp    14
In which some of the mystifying carved images made by Alaska Indians are described.

THE TRAP LINE                                                                               C. R. Snow     18
A department of interest to trappers and fur breeders.

ARMS AND AMMUNITION                                                        Claude Aiken     21
A continued discussion of reloading. A department.

THE SLUICE BOX                                                                          Victor Shaw     22
Mineral possibilities in the district just above the Gulf of Alaska. A department.

THE MULLIGAN POT                                                                    H. R. Gould     23
How to make bannock and cook "tide-water ducks" deliciously. A department.

FLORA OF AlJASKA                                                                  J. P. Anderson     25
A department, in which a description of Alaska berry plants is continued.

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December, 1936. Volume II. No. 12.

SEPPALA'S SIBERIAN MALEMUTES WITH TRAINER                              Cover
Photo by Walter Hylen.

THE HUNTER AND THE BEAR                                                     Frontispiece     4
Photo by Schallerer's Photo Shop.

MAIN TRAILS AND BYPATHS                                                            Editorial     5
The problem of equitable waterfowl regulations for Alaska.

ARCTIC ROUND-UP                                                              Lona E. Morlander     6
A teacher describes an annual event among the Eskimos at Kivalina.

LOST MINE                                                                                      Sam Gamblin     8
Snow-clad mountains, glaciers and raging torrents are conquered in a search for gold.
    [James Lyons told author about the lost mine at Shoup Glacier, Shoup Bay near Valdez]

ONE-EYED JACK                                                                            Jack Allman     10
Dave Blaine brings Bill Hyde to justice. The last chapter of a fiction story.

THE EMPEROR GOOSE                                                                          Article     12
Meet a bird that makes its home in Alaska the year around.

BEAR ON THE MOUNTAINS                                                     Walter Bellon     13
For narrow escapes, thrills, and stamina seek the Kodiak bear.

THE TRAP L1NE                                                                              C. R. Snow     17
General remarks with reg-ard to trapping and mink ranching in Alaska.

THE SLUlCE BOX                                                                          Victor Shaw      21
Mineral possibilities in the Kenai Peninsula district. A department.

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January, 1937. Volume III. No.1.

AN ALASKA LYNX                                                                                             Cover
Photo from Alaska Game Commission.
 
CAPE PRINCE OF WALES                                                                 Frontispiece     4
Photo from Frank Dufresne.

MAIN TRAILS AND BYPATHS                                                              Editorial     5
The need for a fish laboratory and an experimental fur farm in Alaska.

HUNTING WITHOUT A GUN                                                       E. L. Keithahn     6
Alaska is a happy hunting ground also for the curiosity hunter and archaeologist.

GLACIER DUCK HUNT                                                                      Ray Roady     8
A typical Alaska waterfowl hunt in the shadow of glaciers and mountains.

THE WATER TRAIL                                                                         Jack Allman     10
The beginning of an enthralling adventure serial. Fiction.

NATURE'S PINCUSHION                                                       Clarence J. Rhode     12
There are thirty thousand reasons why the porcupine has been able to survive.

THE GHOST SHIP                                                               Floris Clark McLaren     13
When an Alaska aviator is missing the search goes on and on. A fiction short.

HORSE POWER FOR UNUK GOLD                                             F. W. Gabler     14
A true story of a thrilling and unusual adventure on an Alaska river.
    [Unuk River Placer Gold Company, Inc.]

THE TRAP LINE                                                                                 C. R. Snow     17
Some notes on wolf hunting, trapping- and bounties. A department.

ARMS AND AMMUNITION                                                          Claude Aiken     21
This question of rifle versus revolver for hunting. A department.

THE SLUICE BOX                                                                            Victor Shaw     23
Mineral possibilities in the Susitna, Broad Pass and Talkeetna regions. A department.

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February, 1937. Volume III. No.2.

FRIEND PORCUPINE                                                                                          Cover
Photo by Ordway's Photo Service.

THE CLAM GUNNER                                                                       Frontispiece     4
Photo by C. R. Snow.

MAIN TRAILS AND BYPATHS                                                            Editorial    5
The need of Alaska for authentic publicity.

TRAILING THE KODIAK                                                           John Q. Adams     6
The brown bear furnished the surprises; Kodiak Island, the beautiful scenery,

THERE'S ALWAYS A BEGINNING                                      Edward A. Herron     8
Proving that to be a fishing enthusiast you've got to start to fish.

THE WATER TRAIL                                                                        Jack Allman     10
Lonny Givney learns Moran's whereabouts and takes up the adventurous trail. Fiction.

ALASKA  AN APPRAISAL                                                          Ales Hrdlicka     12
A plea to make Alaska better known and better liked.

THE ELEMENTS OF CLAM GUNNERY                                      C. R. Snow     13
Directions for pursuing the shell game of Alaska's shores.

ARMS AND AMMUNITION                                                        Claude Aiken     19
Concerning the .348 Winchester for Alaskan brown bears.

THE SLUICE BOX                                                                           Victor Shaw     21
Mineral possibilities in the Fairbanks area. A department.

THE MULLIGAN POT                                                                   A department     25
Camp Cookery in the home.

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March, 1937. Volume III. No.3.

CARIBOU DOWN                                                                                               Cover
Photo by Lee Considine.

THE UNGAINLY CARIBOU                                                           Frontispiece     4
Photo by Lee Considine.

MAIN TRAILS AND BYPATHS                                                           Editorial     5
Concerning a better "break" for Alaska trappers and Alaska fur-bearers.

ALASKA YACHT HUNTING PARTY                             Harold Bartlett Scott     6
A party of Easterners learn about bears, goats, deer, and the lure of Alaska.
    [On the boat Westward hunting & fishing from Ketchikan to Petersburg]

PIPING THE CHENA                                                           George Christensen     9
The story of an unusual hydraulic pipe journey to Fairbanks.

MAN OVERBOARD                                                            Charles B. Morgan     10
A troller pulls himself from a watery grave and tells the story of his escape.

THE WATER TRAIL                                                                      Jack Allman     12
A fight and the near loss of a canoe almost upset Givney's plans. Fiction.

GAME PARADISE                                                                   Fred K. Ordway     14
Alaska's Flying Photographer finds thrilling subjects and exciting photo hunting.

ARMIS AND AMMUNITION                                                      Claude Aiken     17
A discussion of the merits of the new Model 70 Winchester rifle.

FROM KETCHIKAN TO BARROW                                           A department     19
News and facts about Alaska.

THE SLUICE BOX                                                                          Victor Shaw     23
A discussion of mineral possibilities in the upper Kuskokwim drainage basin.

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April, 1937. Volume III. No.4.

MOUNTAIN CAMP                                                       A scene near Juneau     Cover
Photo by Peter Del Missier.

THE LORDLY MOOSE                                                                     Frontispiece     4
Photo by Slim Crocker.

MAIN TRAILS AND BYPATHS                                                            Editorial     5
The purpose of punishment is to deter others. A California judge speaks.

A FULL CACHE                                                                              Leo F. Rhode     6
Two students take to' the riffles, eat waffles, and secure two bull moose.
    [Hunting moose on the Chena & Little Chena Rivers.]

SAINT LAZARIA                                                                    Robert A. Henning     8
Memories of a day spent on an Alaska bird sanctuary.

WHAT OF TOMORROW?                                                           Frank Dufresne     9
Lessons the past has taught in conserving Alaska's game for the future.

THE WATER TRAIL                                                                        Jack Allman     10
Lonny Givney meets a girl and together they encounter more adventures.
    Fiction serial.

MY UNPRIVATE LIFE                                                                Bill Alakangas     13
Oscar Seal relates the most thrilling adventure of his young life.

GOLD DIGGINGS OF 1937                                                            Victor Shaw     14
Any gold left in Alaska? Here's the answer.

ARMS AND AMMUNITION                                                        Claude Aiken     18
Shooting the Model 70 Winchester as the average shooter would shoot it.

ROD AND REEL DEPARTMENT                                           J. F. Van Gilder     21
The steelhead, every inch of him, is worthy of the name, "Game Fish."

FROM KETCHIKAN TO BARROW                                           A department     22
News and facts about Alaska.

THE MULLIGAN POT                                                                  A department     25
Methods of preserving meat by "jerking."

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May, 1937. Volume III. No.5

KILLER WHALE                                                           Assassin of the Deep     Cover
Photo by H. L. Wood.

A WOLF THAT WILL HOWL NO MORE                                     Frontispiece     4
Photo from Alaska Game Commission.

MAIN TRAILS AND BYPATHS                                                          Editorial     5
A huge investment which needs greater attention.

ALASKA HOLIDAY                                                                     Brien T. King     6
A Seattle doctor looks over Alaska's scenery and its bears.

TRAPPER'S LIFE                                                                            Ivar Peterson     10
Want to he an Arctic trapper? Here's what it takes.

THE WATER TRAIL                                                                        Jack Allman    12
The final installment of a thrilling Alaska fiction story.

THERE SHE BLOWS!                                                                   T. A. Darling     13
Want to catch a whale? Get a boat, an explosive harpoon and 750 feet of rope.

ROD AND REEL DEPARTMENT                                           J. F. Van Gilder     18
In May it is possible to dangle lures before an increasing variety of sport fish.

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June, 1937. Volume III. No.6.

BROWNIE TAKES A LOOK, An inquisitive bear                                             Cover
Photo from Wesley Myers.

MISS ALASKA                                                                                Frontispiece        4

Photos by Becker Photo Company.

MAIN TRAILS AND BYPATHS                                                        Editorial         5
The need for an Alaska wide organization of sportsmen.

MEL WENT FISHIN'                                                                   Fred K. Ordway     6
And the big one did NOT get away!

A TRIBUTE TO OLD MAN RAVEN                                           E. L. Keithahn     8
In which this sagacious fellow is nominated for Territorial honors.

ALASKA HOLIDAY                                                                  Brien T. King         10
Some more short yarns and a few tall ones about bears. Part two.

MR. POST MEETS A BEAR                                                 Thomas B. Drayton     12
And such a meeting! It was serious then, but humorous now.

KING OF THE ICE COUNTRY                                                   Sherwood Wirt     14
The muskox returns to Alaska.

ARMS AND AMMUNITION                                                          Claude Aiken     18
Something about the firing mechanism of the new Winchester Model 70

FROM KETCHIKAN TO BARROW                                              A department     21
News and facts about "The Last Frontier,"

ROD AND REEL DEPARTMENT                                             J. F. Van Gilder     22
In which it is indicated that the fly fisherman has
the edge on the bait fisherman.

FLORA OF ALASKA                                                                    J. P. Anderson     26
The Pyrola asarifolia. A department.

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July, 1937. VOLUME III. No.7

ALONG ALASKA'S MOUNTAIN-SHELTERED SEAS                                 Cover
Photograph by Leonid Fink, courtesy Western Engraving & Colortype Company.

ALASKA MOUNTAIN SHEEP                                                   A hardy animal     6
Photograph from Alaska Game Commission.

SITKAN DEER                                                                    The black-tail species     7
Photograph from Alaska Game Commission.

WHAT! NO BEAR?                                                                     George B. Petty     8
The story of the taking of a record moose by a disappointed bear hunter.
    [Moose hunting on the Kenai Peninsula.]

WAR'S END IN BERING SEA                                       Robert N. De Armond     11
The last shot of the Civil War was far from Gettysburg and later than Appomattox.

INSIDE AN IGLOO                                                               Lona E. Morlander     13
Before you enter you crawl through a tunnel-and you don't knock.

FISH A'PLENTY                                                                      Trout and salmon     14
A group of sport-fishing pictures

GAME A'PLENTY                                                                  Birds and animals     15
A page of wildlife photographs.

OUTDOOR ALASKA                                                       A scenic wonderland     16
Mount McKinley, Mendenhall Glacier and other views.

ALASKA THE BOUNTIFUL                                                      Will H. Chase     18
A physician, former long-time mayor of Cordova, tells of its discovery and resources.

THE FUTURE OF FUR RANCHING                                        Earl N. Ohmer     20
Petersburg's leading businessman and former mayor tells of fur ranching opportuniies.

ALASKA ANSWERS CRY FOR GOLD                                    Mining scenes     22
Photographs of gold nuggets and mining operations.

FROM KETCHIKAN TO BARROW                                           A department     28
News and facts about "The Last Frontier."

THE TRAP LINE                                                                           A department     39
How one Alaska fur buyer saves time by flying for furs.

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August, 1937. Volume III. No.8.

SITKA, THE HISTORICAL SHRINE                                         An air view    Cover
Photograph from United states Geological Survey.

MAP OF ALASKA                                                       The Sportsman's Paradise     4
Hunting regions of Alaska, illustrated and described.

HIGHWAY 0' DREAMS                                                        The road to Palmer     6
Frontispiece- photograph by Maurice L. Sharp.

MAIN TRAILS AND BYPATHS                                                           Editorial     7
What are the reasons for no greater development of Alaska's mineral resources?

GLACIER GOLD                                                                               Anonymous     8
An unusual fact story of an unusual prospect developed by work and perseverance.
    [Prospecting under Texas Creek & Chickamin Glacier near Hyder, Alaska.]

TRIALS AND TRIBULATIONS                                           George R. O'Neill      10
Behind-the-scenes hunting episodes, one of which is unusual, to say the least.

AGRICULTURAL PAY DIRT                                                   A. E. Schoettler     12
There's wealth other than mineral to be had from Alaska's good earth.
 
THE QUEST                                                                              Ethel Kavanaugh     14
Dragging a hook and line isn't all there is to King salmon fishing.

THE STIKINE-RIVER OF BEAUTY                                              Leslie Deane   16
Romance, gold, game, and fur all abound on this mighty glacial stream.

THE SLUICE BOX                                                                            Victor Shaw   21
A department, in which the Goodnews Bay District is discussed.

FROM KETCHIKAN TO BARROW                                           A department     25
News and facts about "The Last Frontier."

FLORA OF ALASKA                                                                    J. P. Anderson   29
Something about the Saxifrage family.

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September, 1937. Volume III. No.9.

SITKAN DEER                                                                Species of black-tail     Cover   
Photo by E. Andrews.

THE HUNTER GOES FORTH                                                 In search of deer      6                
Frontispiece- Photo by C. R. Snow.

MAIN TRAILS AND BYPATHS                                                            Editorial    7
The new Alaska.

DOWN GOES THE WINDSOR                                                      Joseph Lester     8
A fact story of a thrilling adventure on an Alaska fish packer.

AFLOAT AND AFOOT IN BROWNIE LAND             Howard E. Thompson     10
A record brownie-four goats, two black and three other brown bears fill the bag.

THERE ARE ICE WORMS!                                                         Walter Weston    12
Strange as it seems, worms do live on glaciers in the summer time.

DEAD MAN'S DIARY                                                           A dramatic record     13
Ill and without food, a trapper puts up a losing but heroic battle.
    [body of V. Swanson, Dry Bay between Lituya Bay & Yakutat,
        the “Wildman of Dry Bay.”]

SHEEP, BEAR, CARIBOU AND MOOSE                                 A. B. Learned     14
A hunter takes a record sheep head and other Alaska trophies in record time.
    [Sheep & bear hunting on the Russian River near Seward;
        George Nelson & Luke Ewell were the guides.]

DEER OF SOUTHEASTERN ALASKA                                         C. R. Snow    16
There's much "meat" in this comprehensive article on an interesting subject.

FROM KETCHIKAN TO BARROW                                            A department    19
News and facts about "The Last Frontier".

ARMS AND AMMUNITION                                                      Claude Aiken      21
The Winchester .219 Zipper is born.

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October, 1937. VOLUME III. No. 10.

THE WHITE SENTINEL         A mountain goat                                                Cover
Photo from Alaska Game Commission.

BRIDAL VEIL FALLS                                                                     Frontispiece        6
On Richardson Highway. Photo from Milotte Studio.

MAIN TRAILS AND BYPATHS                                                         Editorial         7
This question of game preservation versus the game hog.

FISHING WITHOUT A HOOK                                                      E. L. Keithahn     8
Wherein a Nimrod takes the fish out of fishing and still finds it great sport.  

WHITE SENTINELS OF MOUNT REGAL                            Alfonse Nickolaus    10
In Which three hunters cross a glacier and other hazards to get their quarry.  
 
OFF FOR ALASKA!                                                                        Rose Gunn         12
The first of a series of letters of a "chechako," otherwise known as newcomer.

DOWN GOES THE WINDSOR                                                      Joseph Lester     14
The final installment of a thrilling adventure on an Alaska fish packer.

ESKIMOS HUNT WHALES CEREMONIOUSLY                N. Leighton Smith    16
How they seek the bowhead whale off St. Lawrence Island.

FROM KETCHIKAN TO BARROW                                              A department     19
News and facts about "The Last Frontier."

THE SLUICE BOX                                                                         Victor Shaw         21
Prospecting and mining activities and possibilties in the Lower Kuskokwim.

THE TRAP LINE                                                                             C. R. Snow         23
A department of particular interest to trappers.

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November, 1937. VOLUME III. No. 11.

ALASKA'S BROWN' BOMBERS                                                                            Cover
Photo by Hewitt's Photo Shop.

WHITE MOUNTAINEERS OF McKINLEY PARK                            Frontispiece    6
Mountain Sheep. Photo by Ordway's Photo Service.

MAIN TRAILS AND BYPATHS                                                                Editorial    7
Territorial Assay Offices-a boon to the prospector and the Territory.

ADVENTURE IN '98                                                                     A. J. Hutchinson.    8
Mosquitoes, mountains, underbrush and water can be as terrible as snow and cold.
[Prospecting party in 1898 that intended to go to the Tanana via the Susitna.
They stopped in May 1898 at the store in Tyonek where the storekeeper was
Jim Cleghorn. Party included Rudolph Larson of Bloomsbury, Idaho &
Phillip Rosenbaum of Muskateen, Iowa. They went up Kashwitna River heading
for the Talkeetna Mountains.]

EXPRESS TRAIN FURY                                                         Charles B. Morgan     10
Sometimes if a guide isn't along, it would be just too bad.
[Bear hunt in Stephens Passage between Seymour Canal & Gambier Bay,
Admiralty Island. Bear hunting guide was John Barlow.]
 
JURY DUTY                                                                                   John Q. Adams     12
In Alaska it's possible to get goat and moose between court cases.
[goat hunting near Valdez & moose hunting on the Kenai Peninsula.]

IN KETCHIKAN                                                                                   Rose Gunn     14
The second of a series of letters of a Chechako.

THE CHIEF BUILDS A HOUSE                                                           Hal Gould    16
The Hydahs erected interesting and attractive communal houses.
 
FROM KETCHIKAN TO BARROW                                               A department     19
News and facts about "The Last Frontier."

ARMS AND AMMUNITION                                                          Claude Aiken      23
A department of interest to the gun owner.

FLORA, OF ALASKA                                                                    J. P. Anderson     25
A department, in which a reader describes her impressions of some Arctic flowers.

THE SLUICE BOX                                                                             Victor Shaw     27
Prospecting opportunities in the Koyukuk, Kobuk and Colville regions.

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December, 1937. VOLUME III. No. 12.

A TRAPPER'S CABIN                                                                                             Cover
Photo by Bert's Drug Store.

OKTOKOYUK- ESKIMO SORCERER                                             Frontispiece     6
Photo by Otto Wm. Geist.

MAIN TRAILS AND BYPATHS                                                              Editorial     7
The need for roads in the development of Alaska.

THE SPY IN THE IGLOO                                                             Otto Wm. Geist     8
Age-old ceremonials clash with Christian ideas at St. Lawrence Island.
[photos of Owhwowin, oldest woman on St. Lawrence Island, & Massion,
oldest man at Sevuckuk, St. Lawrence Island. The article is primarily about
Gramdma Owhwowin]

THEY ALWAYS TAKE A LOOK                                                     John Peters     10
Are Sitkan deer wise or "dumb" animals? A hunter argues both ways.

CHIGNIK TRAPPER                                                                       John Hillborn     12
A trapper fights a wolverine empty handed, and sees a bear commit suicide.

MEN OF IRON, DOGS OF SPEED                                              0. A. Braafladt     14
Dog races in the early days were supreme tests of canine and human strength.
[About the history of dog racing in Alaska, including the All Alaska Sweepstakes,
All Alaska Championship, Solomon Derby, Fox Ramsay, Leonhard Seppala,
Iron Man Johnson, Scotty Allan, etc.]

A DREAM COMES TRUE                                                                 Rose Gunn     16
The third and fourth of a series of letters of a Chechako.
[A job as a watchman on the fish traps of the Alaska Pacific Salmon Corporation.]

FROM KETCHIKAN TO BARROW                                             A department     21
News and facts about "The Last Frontier."

THE SLUICE BOX                                                                           Victor Shaw     23
The Seward Peninsula has immense placer gold desposits but little lode gold.

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January, 1938. Volume IV. No. 1.

DAWES GLACIER, SOUTHEASTERN ALASKA                                             Cover
Photo by U. S. Navy Aerial Survey.

THE ARTIST                                                                                       Frontispiece     4
Poem by Walter Weston.

MAIN TRAILS AND BYPATHS                                                            Editorial     5
Is Alaska the "Land of Opportunity"?

WINTER IS THE TIME TO KNOW ALASKA                          Churchill Fisher     6
And a good place to discover Alaska is in the charming village of Hope.

SURPRISE ATTACK                                                               Steve McCutcheon     8
When four or five shots fail to stop a bear a shaky feeling is excusable.  [A hunt
on the esatern & western slopes of Broad Pass, Alaska.]

GYPSY HENRY GOES A-STRIPPING                                Edward A. Herron     10
But "Never again" says this masterful soul-not, at least, in the Bessie. [Salmon
fishing near Auk Bay, Alaska.]

WARM HEARTS                                                                                Rose Gunn     12
The fifth of a series of letters of a Chechako.

TAKU GLACIER SURVEY                                             Lieut. Geo. Morris, Jr.     14
Nature, through the medium of a glacier, makes a few changes-Man records them.

FROM KETCHIKAN TO BARROW                                            A department     17
News and facts about "The Last Frontier."

ARMS AND AMMUNITION                                                        Claude Aiken     19
A department of interest to the gun owner.

THE RESCUE                                                                                    A. E. Wells     21
What might have been an unexplained disappearance resulted fortunately for "Charlie."

THE SLUICE BOX                                                                           Victor Shaw     23
Wars and rumors of war should make the search for cinnabar advisable. A department.

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February, 1938. Volume IV. No. 2.

MOUNT CRILLON, LITUYA BAY                                                                    Cover
Photo by U. S. Aerial Survey.

THE NEW TRAIL BREAKER Photo by Leonard Delano.                 Frontispiece    3

MAIN TRAILS AND BYPATHS                                                            Editorial     5
Good words for the Matanuska Colony, now "On Its Own."

LITUYA - THE BEWITCHER                                                           Jay Williams    6
There is a bewitchingbeauty about this bay that has led men to death.
[Laperouse expedition in Lituya Bay. Jim Huscroft lived on Cenotaph Island. In
1899 Hans Nelson & wife Edith decided to winter over in Lituya Bay. With them
was Martin Dennin who started shooting people, including Chester Applequist.]

CAPTAIN GOOD, DENTIST                                                       Gerald A. Estep     8
A dentist sails his chair and his drills to Outposts of Civilization.
[Alaska Peninsula & Bering Sea.]

SNOWBOUND                                                                             John Q. Adams     10
If you gamble on the weather you're likely to get no game.

END OF THE SEASON                                                                      Rose Gunn     12
The last of a series of Letters of a Chechako.

FOUR LONG BLASTS                                                          Clarke Crichton, Jr.     14
When they blow, it means someone is in trouble and the Coast Guard is called.

KETCHIKAN TO BARROW                                                       A department        17
News and facts about "The Last Frontier."

THE SLUICE BOX                                                                             Victor Shaw    23
The importance to Alaska of its platinum.     A department.

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March, 1938. Volume IV. No. 3.

HERRING POUND AT JUNEAU                                                                         Cover
Photo by R. S. Bragaw and Maurice L. Sharp.

END OF THE DAY                                                                             Frontispiece     4
Photo by Schallerer's Photo Shop.

MAIN TRAILS AND BYPATHS                                                             Editorial     5
Do other nations know the value of Alaska better than we do ourselves?

STEAMBOAT 'ROUND THE BEND!                                     Lona E. Morlander    6
The big event of ;he month at Yakutat is the arrival of the steamer.

CAN WOMEN HUNT GOAT?                                                          Ruth Jackson    8
Yes, and get them, too, in spite of difficulties.

HARPOONED COURAGE                                                   Ralph A. Ferrandini     10
When it comes to great strength, bravery and persistence in a losing fight you have
to hand the honors to the whale. [Whaling at Akutan & Akun Pass.]

GOING TO SCHOOL IS POPULAR                                            A. E. Schoettler    12
In Alaska-that is. Maybe it's the way school is conducted and because of the
teachers and the school buildings.

ON A PURSE SEINER                                                                       Billy Carlson    14
You must be prepared to meet fortune and misfortune with equal equanimity.
[Ketchikan purse seiners including the Tyee.]

FROM KETCHIKAN TO BARROW                                               A department     19
News and facts about "The Last Frontier."

ARMS AND AMMUNITION                                                          Claude Aiken      17
A department of interest to the gun owner.

FLORA, OF ALASKA                                                                    J. P. Anderson     21
A department, in which a reader describes her impressions of some Arctic flowers.

THE SLUICE BOX                                                                             Victor Shaw     23
Alaska tin mines and the possibilities for more discoveries of tin are. A department.

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April, 1938. Volume IV.  No. 4

LINING UP THROUGH FIVE FINGER RAPIDS:                                             Cover
A Yukon River Steamer. Photo by Ordway's Photo Service.

ELK AND DEER AT WARD LAKE                                             Frontispiece         6
Photo by Schallerer's Photo Shop.

MAIN TRAILS AND BYPATHS                                                         Editorial          7
The future becomes "today," so why not plan for the future?

UP THE MIGHTY YUKON                                                         Fred K. Ordway     8
The big river has many moods, has seen exciting events and holds much of interest.

THE CAPTAIN TAKES THE WHEEL                                         R. G. Baltazor     10
If he hadn't, it might have meant death for five men on Cook Inlet.

STICKS AND STONES                                                                 Walter Weston      12
That's what it takes to build an interesting home if you've also ability and imagination.

PATHWAYS TO HAPPINESS                                                     Fred C. Woods     14
The CCC boys are building many trails, roads
and other facilities for enjoyment of the out of doors in Alaska.

THIS IS MATANUSKA!                                                             John Q. Adams     16
What is it really like? Are the prospects good or bad? Here is a frank discussion.

FROM KETCHIKAN TO BARROW                                             A department.     19
News and facts about "The Last Frontier."

THE SLUICE BOX                                                                        Victor Shaw         25
A discussion of molybdenite ore and its occurrences in Alaska and elsewhere.

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May, 1938. Volume IV. No.5.

THE RED FOX                                                                           A wise animal     Cover
Photo by Gene Fields.
 
KATMAI AWAKES                                                                         D. F. Howard     6
Frontispiece. A poem descriptive of an event told in "I Saw Katmai Blow Up."

MAIN TRAILS AND BYPATHS                                                             Editorial     7
As a book publisher, Uncle Sam is a poor advertiser.

THE COMMONEST SNAKEFEEDER                                        Carsten Ahrens     8
Between showers, a scientist finds many specimens of a dragonfly in Alaska.

BOUNTY HUNTER                                                                       Elmer Perkins     10
Wolves, seals and eagles provide profitable hunting and trapping for this Old Timer.
    [Author had a prospect near the head of Helm Bay, Cleveland Peninsula]

THEY CAME IN MILLIONS                                                               Hal Gould    12
And the herring remained in Klawock Harbor for months afterward.

I SAW KATMAI BLOW UP                                                          D. F. Howard     13
The time Nature created the biggest explosion within the memory of man.

THIS IS MATANUSKA!                                                             John Q. Adams     14
The final second installment of an authoritative article about the Colony at Palmer.

A TROLLER'S TROUBLES                                                    Mary L. Westlund    16
Maybe you think this business of catching fish for a living is all fun.

FROM KETCHIKAN TO BARROW                                            A department     19
News and facts about "The Last Frontier."

ROD AND REEL DEPARTMENT                                            J. F. Van Gilder     27
Do Alaska sport fishermen realize their many blessings?

FLORA OF ALASKA                                                                   J. P. Anderson     28
A department which this month describes the Alaska plant known as crowberry.

THE RED FOX                                                                                  Gene Fields     29
A story which describes how this month's cover picture happened to be taken.

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June, 1938. VOLUME IV. Number 6.

 BLACK BEAR CUB IN ICE CAVE                                        "Cooling Off"     Cover.
Photo by Leonard Delano.

HUNTER, GUIDE AND TROPHY                                                     Frontispiece    6
Photo by "Casey" Moran.

MAIN TRAILS AND BYPATHS                                                             Editorial     7
Are Alaskans overlooking something with regard to advertising Alaska's attractions?

A CALL TO THE KLONDIKE                                                 Ida Drumm Arnett     8
Hardships, gay life and sinister death marked the trail of the stampeders.
 
SO YOU WANT TO GO HUNTING                                                  Stan Lilian     12
If you do, and are bound for Alaska, then read this article. It's sound advice.

A TROLLER'S TROUBLES                                                     Mary L. Westlund     14
The final second installment of a true story of one troller's salmon fishing experiences.

HIS MAJESTY                                                                                   Jay Williams     16
Is it because he seeks the crags that this monarch of the heights is so little appreciated?

FROM KETCHIKAN TO BARROW                                              A department     19
News and facts about "The Last Frontier."

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July, 1938. Volume IV. Number 7.

AT HOME ON THE ROCKS                                                                                 Cover
Sea Lions on Sea Lion Rocks, near Seward. Photo by Ordway's Photo Service.

LONG LEGS OF KENAI                                                                    Frontispiece     6
Photo by W. H. Jackson.
    [photograph of twin moose calves]

MAIN TRAILS AND BYPATHS                                                             Editorial     7
What should be done about the Alaska Indian?

CHILDREN OF THE SEA                                                              C. L. Andrews     8
They are truly misfortune's children, these once harrassed and now very rare sea otter.

THEIR SUN STILL RISES                                                           Churchill Fisher     10
Yes, there were hardy settlers in Matanuska Valley before the Colonists came,
    and they loved the land. [photograph of the members of the Old Timer’s
        Sewing Club; mentions Charlie Laurence who lived alone up by Fishhook
            Mountain; photo of John Bugge farm; Phil the roadhouse keeper]

GRAND COUNTRY, BIG GAME                                  Rea Allen Murdock, Jr.     12
"Grand Country"-that only partly describes the wonders of the Cassiar
    as seen on a hunting trip. [Barington Transportation Company steamer Hazel B,
        Captain Hill Barington; George Ball was outfitter]

A CALL TO THE KLONDIKE                                               Ida Drumm Arnett     14
The final, second installment of a fact story of a trip to the Dawson gold fields
    during the gold rush.

I WENT PRAWNING                                                                    E. L. Keithahn     18
There are many wonders beyond the shoreline not often seen by man,
    unless he goes prawning. [Shrimper “Wesley” owned by George Sumption,
        partner Neil Grant, Reliance Shrimp Cpmpany, Wrangell]

FROM KETCHIKAN TO BARROW                                             A department     21
News and facts about "The Last Frontier."

THE SLUICE BOX                                                                           Victor Shaw     23
A department in which the significance of recent developments
    in the field of antimony is discussed.

ARMS AND AMMUNITION                                                         Claude Aiken     29
A department of interest to the man or woman with a gun.

FLORA OF ALASKA                                                                    J. P. Anderson     31
A department which this month discusses the cloudberry,
known to botanists as Rubus Chamaemorus.

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August, 1938. Volume IV. Number 8.

NOME ESKIMO WOMAN AND CHILD                                                             Cover
Photo by J. P. C. Skottowe from Hylen Photo Shop.
 
STEAMER BARANOF AT SEWARD                                              Frontispiece     6
Photo by Hylen Photo Shop.

MAIN TRAILS AND BYPATHS                                                             Editorial     7
Alaska as it really is. Impressions by a guest editorial writer, H. William Asendorf.

ALASKA IS DIFFERENT                                                                  Sunny Joyce     8
The story of a trip through Southeastern Alaska, told by a stop-over visitor.

DWELLERS IN THE HOUSE OF SLEEP                             Barrett Willoughby     12
Alaska's most famous writer describes some odd Alaska memorials.
    [Keet’s house of sleep (grave house)]

MILLIONS OF WILD FACES                                                  Maxcine Williams     14
Taking "portraits" of Alaska's beautiful wild flowers is this writer's hobby.

THE UNKNOWN QUANTITY                                                       Fred Mansell     16
In which some experiences hunting the grizzly during the past 25 years are related.
     [In the Cassiar country above Hazelton heading for the Alaska border
        where they hunted]

IT'S SAFE TO GO AHEAD                                                              Leslie Deane     20
How Alaska's great coastline is marked by aids to navigation
    and guarded by men of the Lighthouse Service.

FROM KETCHIKAN TO BARROW                                              A department     29
News and facts about "The Last Frontier."

ARMS AND AMMUNITION                                                          Claude Aiken     39
A department of particular interest to the man or woman with a gun.

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September, 1938. Volume IV. Number 9.

SCENE AT SITKA                                                                                                 Cover
Photo by Merrill studio.

AURORA BOREALIS                                                                         Frontispiece     6
Photo by M. L. Sharp.

MAIN TRAILS AND BYPATHS                                                             Editorial     7
Money for more roads in Alaska would result in a flow of more gold to the States.

STAMPEDE TO GOODNEWS BAY                                           Kay J. Kennedy    8
A girl with "stampede fever" flies into "No Woman's Land.."

GIANTS OF THE NEWHALEN     [rainbow trout]                Ray E. McDonald     10
You've got to have good gear, good judgment, and a strong arm to land these rainbows!

WISE GUY                                                                                     Oscar V. Wells     12
The moral of this tale is "Never try to be what you ain't."

GLIMPSES OF ALASKA                                                        A Page of Pictures     13
But before you believe that one of the pictures is of Dr. Hufman, see page 29!

CHIGNIK         [Chignik cannery]                                                 Gerald A. Estep     14
Where scenery is grand, men are "imported," and fish are canned.

HERE ON THE PRIBILOFS                                                                June Lipke     16
Seals may come and seals may go, but they always come back to these islands.

KETCHIKAN TO BARROW                                                           A department     19
News and facts about "The Last Frontier."

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October, 1938. Volume IV. Number 10.

A BIT OF "COLOR"                                                       A prospector at work      Cover
Photo by Milotte Studio.

INDIAN GRAVE TOTEM                                                                   Frontispiece     6
Photo by Schallerers Photo Shop.
    [totem poles on Pennock Island near Ketchikan, Eagle clan]

MAIN TRAILS AND BYPATHS                                                              Editorial     7
A reconstructed Indian village would be a big asset to Southeastern Alaska.

WHAT'S THE WEATHER UP THERE?                                              Stan Lilian     8
It's a great deal different in some parts of Alaska than some people think it is.

GLIMPSES OF ALASKA                                                        A page of pictures      11
Most of these are snow scenes, but there's a bit o' Alaska jungle, too.

DOWN THE SUSITNA FOR MOOSE                                  Steve McCutcheon     12
There's a thrill fighting this big river as well as in seeing game birds and animals.
    [Charles R. Nelson, M.L. Whinnery; Susitna Station, operator of the trading post
        A.L. Lynam guided party; characters include 30-30 Joe, Siwash Carlson,
            Forty Horsepower Swede, Flipjack Fanny, Airship Ike]

HOMER ON THE INLET                                                             Churchill Fisher     14
Here's a growing community that just needs roads for great development!

THE lNDIANS WON'T TELL                                                              L. L. Bales    16
But there's an interesting story behind each totem pole.

FROM KETCHIKAN TO BARROW                                               A department    19
News and Facts about "The Last Frontier."

ARMS AND AMMUNITION                                               Claude Aiken, Editor    28
A department of interest to the man or woman with a gun.

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November, 1938. Volume IV. Number 11.

A HUSKY PUP                                                                                                        Cover
Photo courtesy Hudson's Bay Company.

LETTERS                                                                                     A new department     3
Some correspondence concerning subjects of general interest.

CANADA GEESE                                                                                  Frontispiece    6
Photo by Ordway's Photo Shop.

MAIN TRAILS AND BYPATHS                                                               Editorial    7
Concerning the protection of the public property we own in our wildlife resources.

LAZY JOHN WAS PROUD OF HIS                                                     Hal Gould     8
The nicknames acquired on a frontier often are descriptive and usually stick.
    [Windy Bill Morgan; Six Shooter Grant from Ketchikan; John Fintzen;
    Gold Stick Jonnie; Tommy the Horse; Muddy Creek Mittenburg, the prospector;
    Blueberry Jonnie, aka the Blueberry Kid; Fiddler John; Dimond Dick; Slap’er
    Down Louie; Lazy John; Black Hand Charlie; Timberline Gus; Rosebud Johnnie
    lived off the country; Assessment Work MacNit; Good Enough Larry; Wooden
    Shoe McIntosh; Five Dollar Weiner; Kangaroo Kelly; Flapjack Louis ate flapjacks
    three times a day; Step-and-a-half Haslan had one short leg; Two Step Louis never
    danced to anything but the two-step; Argo Bill came to St. Michael on the steamer
    Argo; Steam Shovel Pete; Brainy Smith; Speedy Stiff caught a thief; two-faced Jack,
    aka the Double-bitted Axe; Jekel & Hyde Swift; Hard-luck Sam; and Smiling Albert,
    Deep Hole Tobin; Snow Goggle Hood; Swiftwater Bill was afraid of the rapids;
    Moosehide Charlie; High-grade Kid; Low-grade Tim; Boozy Carew; Whiskey Pete;
    Hungry Smith; Mystery Knut; Conscientious Brown; True Story Sutfin;
    Most-assuradely Pebble; Slim Shofield; Gravity Grant. From Wiseman & the Kobuk
    country: Frozen-foot Johnson; Alaska Pete; Three-fingered Bob; One-eyed Jack;
    Club-foot Al; Rat-faced Hasting. Klondike Kate; Virgin Annie; Yes Bay Gus; Pike
    Pole Slim; Dynamite Joe; Hook Ole; San Juan Jack Fish Packing Co.; Handlogger
    Jackson; Deep-water Gus; Russian Bob; Lucky Joe; and the Blue-back Kid.]

THIS KLUANE LAKE COUNTRY                                          M. A. Blackmore     10
It's a great place for game and fur, but not as good as it used to be.

GLIMPSES OF ALASKA                                                          A page of pictures     11
Photos by Raymond Meline.

BOY VERSUS BROWN BEAR                                           Lester Clay Essig, Jr.     12
A twelve-year-old boy goes hunting with his father and is charged by a Brownie.
    [hunt for caribou north of Fairbanks toward the Arctic Circle; then a
    Tustumena Lake hunt guided by A.M. Slim Crocker, & Ed Zittle as cook.]

THE INDIANS WON'T TELL                                                               L. L. Bales    14
The final, second installment of an article concerning the meaning of totem poles.

IN DEFENSE OF THE HUSKY                                                      Edward Green    16
Is the husky a dangerous, savage beast of burden, or very much maligned?
    [Corporal Graves, mountie station, God’s Lake, Nortghern Manitoba.]

FROM KETCHIKAN TO BARROW                                                A department    19
News and other facts about "The Last Frontier."

FLORA OF ALASKA                                                                       J. P. Anderson    23
A department which this month discusses the coppor bush and the structure of flowers.

ARMS AND AMMUN1TION                                                           Claude Aiken    24
A department of interest to the man or woman with a gun.

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December, 1938. Volume IV. Number 12.

MOOSE AT LAKE TUSTUMENA, KENAI PENINSULA                                 Cover
Photo by Francois Edmond-Blanc.

LETTERS                                                                                            A department    3
Correspondence of general interest.

MOUNT BLACKBURN AND KENNECOTT GLACIER                                       6
Frontispiece. Photo by H. W. Hentschel.

MAIN TRAILS AND BYPATHS                                                           Editorial      7
It takes capital to pry loose this $36 gold, but there's much to gain.

OFF FOR KING COVE                                                            Kenneth L. Cohen     8
The first in a series of letters of a King Cove school teacher.
    [met Mr & Mrs J. Gerald Williams who taught at Unga. Mrs Williams was
        Harriet Sey of Juneau; also taught at Hope, Alaska. George McDonald owns the
        Cordova drug store. W.K. Leise principal of school lead them on tour of
        Jesse Lee Home. Sailed on the ship Starr.Jack McCord of McCord Landing.]

ALONE                                                                              As told to Charl Finley     10
It's easy and pleasant to outwit loneliness if you have beautiful scenery and keep busy.
    [A woman who homesteaded, three miles from the nearest neighbor,
    on the Kenai Peninsula,]

OUT FROM ELDORADO                                               Arthur Jerome Beecher     12
There's the thrill of excitement in this story of the early gold-rush days!
    [Partner was Tommy Conway. Came out with many pounds of gold. Mentions the
    Blue Elephant Saloon. Charlie Moore was a gambler at Circle City. The previous
    season the author was a trader on the Portus B. Weare. Al Mayo trading post at the
    mouth of the Tanana.River. Arrived with the first gold to reach San Francisco
    July 7, 1897.]

GOAT HUNT AT EKLUTNA LAKE                                   Steve McCutcheon     14
Four hunters go off into the wilderness, meet other hunters, and get one goat.
    [In addition to the author: Red Nelson, Harvey Carlson.]

STRANGER THAN FICTION                                                      E. L. Keithahn     16
A teacher and his wife try to hurry out of Alaska and run into an unusual adventure.

FROM KETCHIKAN TO BARROW                                             A department     19
News and other facts about "The Last Frontier."

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January, 1939. Volume V. Number 1.

LOG CABIN IN ALASKA                                                                                     Cover
Photo by Becker.

LETTERS                                                                                           A department     3
Correspondence of general interest.

MOUNT McKINLEY AND WONDER LAKE                                 Frontispiece     6
Photo by Highton for Works Progress Administration.

MAIN TRAILS AND BYPATHS                                                             Editorial     7
Shall the International Highway take the Hazelton route or a route to the east?

BLACK WOLVES OF REVILLAGIGEDO                              Lawrence Carson     8
To be charged by a bear, then by a killer in the form of a wolf
    is one man's experience.

ATKA CALLS UMNAK                                                            Jay Ellis Ransom     10
While a blizzard rages, two operators in western outposts talk by radio about skis.
    [Umnak Sheep Ranch. Aredlion "Artie" Ermeloff, an Umnak Aleut radio operator]

THERE'S FUR, TOO, AT BRISTOL BAY                                       Frank North     12
And there's a living to be made far to the westward by men ready to pioneer.
    [Mrs. Henry Shade at Clark's Point; Captain Pete Wold of the motorship Fern
    on the mail run; Port Moller.]

THE NORTH STAR PAYS A VISIT                                        Kenneth L. Cohen    14
The second in a series of Letters of a King Cove School Teacher.

MAN MEETS BEAR                                                                         E. Stoy Reed    16
Here are some tales of what does happen when Mister Man meets Mister Bruin.

FROM KETCHIKAN TO BARROW                                             A department     19
News and other facts about "The Last Frontier."

FLORA OF ALASKA                                                        J. P. Anderson, Editor     26
A department in which ferns are this month discussed.

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February, 1939. Volume V. Number 2.

BOUNDARY SURVEY PARTY EN ROUTE UP MOUNT ST. ELIAS           Cover
Photo by International Boundary Commission from Thomas Riggs.

LETTERS                                                                                            A department     3
Correspondence of general interest.

THE SILVER HORDE                                                                        Frontispiece      6
Photo by Oscar Hutton.

MAIN TRAILS AND BYPATHS                                                             Editorial     7
A few words in favor of retaining the bounties on wolves and eagles.

THE BAY                                                                                           Joseph Lester     8
When the Silver Horde rushes into Bristol Bay it finds men there to meet them.

STOP THAT BEAR!                                                              Samuel E. Hostetter     10
This hunter had to climb for goats, but a brown bear came to meet him!

HOW NOT TO TRAP                                                                Ethel Kavanaugh     12
There's more to this trapping game than what you get from "book learning."

KING COVE HOLIDAYS                                                      Kenneth L. Cohen     14
The third of a series of Letters of a King Cove School Teacher.

THE ALASKA BOUNDARY                                                       Thomas Riggs     16
An ex-Governor of Alaska tells about a survey through unexplored wilderness.

FROM KETCHIKAN TO BARROW                                             A department     19
News and other facts about "The Last Frontier."

THE TRAP LINE                                                                             A department     25
Stories of encounters with some wise old wolves, by Otis H. Speer.

WORLD'S LARGEST ANTLERS                                              Kay J. Kennedy     28
Tom Odale, who lives in the heart of the moose country, finds the biggest horns.

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March, 1939. Volume V. Number 3.

MOTORSHIP PATTERSON ASHORE AT CAPE FAIRWEATHER                Cover
Photo by Alaska Air Transport.

TOTEM POLE AT SITKA                                                                   Frontispiece    6
Photo by Highton for Works Progress Administration.

MAIN TRAILS AND BYPATHS                                                              Editorial    7
Are Alaskans awake to the possibilities of promoting greater tourist traffic?

SHIP WRECK                                                                                        Stan Lilian     8
There were deeds of heroism in connection with this outstanding rescue
    on a bleak shore. [Cape Fairweather; radio man second class Roy V. Sogaard.
    Partol boats Cyane and Alert; motorship Patterson ashore 20 miles south of
    Yakutat near Cape Fairweather; Captain Bune of the Patterson]

THE SECRET OF THE PETROGLYPHS                                   E. L. Keithahn     10
A student of these prehistoric carvings tries to explain their significance.

BATTLE FOR LIFE                                                                Kenneth L. Cohen     12
The fourth of a series of Letters of a King Cove School Teacher.

I MARRIED AN ALASKA PHOTOGRAPHER                     Laura P. Ordway     14
Fred Ordway's enthusiasm for taking pictures of Alaska's scenery
    took them everywhere.

RESTORATION                                                                          C. M. Archbold     16
Public education and enjoyment is being enriched through work on old totem poles.
    [Cape Fox village and Old Kasaan; totem erected in 1918 at Saxman in front of
    Chief Kashakes' house; sun totem owned by the Andrews, McKay, and Kian
    families of Saxman & Ketchikan erected on Pennock Island about 1900.
    Linn A. Forrest, architect for Alaska National Forest, directed the restoration]

FROM KETCHIKAN TO BARROW                                            A department     19
News and other facts about "The Last Frontier."

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April, 1939. Volume V. Number 4.

SHEEP ON UMNAK ISLAND                Photo by J. Ellis Ransom                    Cover
The cross marks the site of an early-day Russian church.

ESKIMOS OF LITTLE DIOMEDE                                                     Frontispiece    6
Photo taken by an Eskimo for J. C. P. Scottowe.

MAIN TRAILS AND BYPATHS                                                             Editorial    7
Don't come to Alaska for the purpose of trapping or "living off the country."
 
SHEEP RAISING ON UMNAK                                                  Jay Ellis Ransom    8
It takes more than an abundance of grass and a mild climate to raise sheep.

GLIMPSES OF ALASKA                                                            Pictorial section     10
Scenic shots from here and there in the Territory.

DOWNSTREAM DANGER                                                      Hortense Landru     12
A summer of prospecting ends in a thrilling adventure from an unexpected source.

SPRING ARRIVES                                                                 Kenneth L. Cohen     14
The fifth of a series of Letters of a King Cove School Teacher.

A BEAR'S AMBUSH                                                                   E. H. Pomeroy     16
When a wounded bear turns hunter watch out!

SALMON DERBY                                                                     Laura P. Ordway    18
There are thrills and excitement a-plenty at this annual Juneau fishing event.
 
FROM KETCHIKAN TO BARROW                                     A department            21
News and other facts about "The Last Frontier." 

ARMS AND AMMUNITION         A department.            Claude Aiken, Editor     28
Something about binoculars, barrel twist, & the Winchester Model 52.

ALASKA ODDITES                                                                           C. K. Weil     30
A new cartoon feature presenting odd and interesting facts.

FLORA OF ALASKA                                                        J. P. Anderson, Editor    32
A department, in which Arctic flora is discussed.

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May, 1939. Volume V. Number 5.

A LOGGER AT WORK                                                         Photo by Becker     Cover
A beaver on a construction project.

JUNEAU GOLD MINE                                                                      Frontispiece      6
Photo by Highton for Works Progress Administration.

MAIN TRAILS AND BYPATHS                           Editorial       George W. Folta     7
A guest writer discusses conditions affecting Alaska wildlife preservation.

MUSEUM EXPEDITION                                                   Harold Benjamin Clark     8
An American Museum of Natural History party has some thrilling experiences.

TWENTY BEAVERS                                                               Steve McCutcheon     10
Two trappers get "their limit" and meet an exciting adventure homewardbound.

SIDE TRIP WITH A MAGNUM                                                   Robert J. Tobin     12
Salmon, deer, goats & brown bears, but not black bears,
    provide interesting diversion.

GROUNDED AT SLATE CREEK                                          Wm. T. Ackerman     14
An airplane keeps this pilot up in the air even when it's on the ground.

READJUSTMENT                                                                     Kenneth L. Cohen     16
The sixth of a series of Letters of a King Cove School Teacher.

ARCTIC REINDEER CAMP                                                   Lona E. Morlander     18
Eskimos are busy when it's fawning time in the reindeer herds.

FROM KETCHIKAN TO BARROW                                               A department     21
News and other facts about "The Last Frontier."

ALASKA ODDITIES                                                                             C. K. Weil     25
A cartoon feature presenting odd and interesting facts about Alaska.

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June, 1939. Volume VI. Number 6.

THREE BLACK BEARS                                                        Photo by Becker     Cover
Just cubs.

LETTERS                                                                                             A department     3
Correspondence of general interest.

GLACIER MINE                                                                                    Frontispiece     6
Photo by R. Gerwels. [Solo Mine near Hyder.]

MAIN TRAILS AND BYPATHS                                                               Editorial     7
Shall we let large areas of Alaska's wildlife habitat go up in smoke?

A GUIDE'S STORY                                                                          Pat Hollywood     8
Alaska guides know hard work, but there are many compensating factors.
    [Hunting party on the yacht Westward at Juneau. C. P. Bently of Owosso; Captain
    Charles H. Thompson of Miami; Allen Hasselborg the other guide; Gambier Bay,
    Admiralty Island, & Windfall Harbor.]

TELLER FREEZE-UP                                                                      D. L. Sancrant     12
Men must hurry when the ice "starts coming up from China" as it were.
    [1921 expedition on the motorship Sierra to the "dog-hole" ports of Norton Sound;
     Port Clarence; Teller; first mate was Al Hansen]

OUTDOORS AT OHOGAMUTE                                                    Inez E. Moore     14
On the last frontier, many women do not believe that woman's place is in the cabin.
    [author was wife of trading post owner and radio operator.]

EARTHQUAKES AND WINDSTORMS                                 Kenneth L. Cohen     16
At remote King Cove, Nature puts on a show or two and a bear comes a-visiting.
    [visit by Allan Peterson, US Marshall from Unga; Tom Dobson's store; Andy
    Hotovitcky; Axel Samuelson.]

ANCHORAGE FUR AUCTION                                                       Joseph Lester     18
Fresh from the hills come furs and trappers to this exciting and promising rendezvous.
    [Fur Rendezvous. Fur Rondy. Mink rancher Bert Olson; Fox farmer Archie McLane;
    Tom Bevers; Ellen Kinne; Lillian Gabriel; Mills; Romig; Bragaw; Bennett sisters;
    Ardethnlaska of the Bennett Fur Farm; Clyde Ellis, manager of the Rondy;
    Roy Holm of Woodley Airways; Don Rogers; Miller Leonard; Mary Margaret
    Abercrombie was queen of the Rondy.]

KETCHIKAN TO BARROW                                                             A department     21
News and other facts about "The Last Frontier."

ON A SUMMER'S DAY                                                             Maxcine Williams     22
A glorious day promotes some buffoonery on the part of a flock of guillemots.

FLORA OF ALASKA                                                                       J. P. Anderson     29
A department, in which Alaska's Territorial Flower is discussed.

FORESTS AND TRAILS                                                          Wellman Holbrook     30
A department, in which opportunities for "cashing in"
    on some products of the forests are discussed.

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July, 1939. Volume VI. Number 7.

SOUTHEASTERN ALASKA CANNERY                                                          Cover
Photo of salmon cannery at Steamboat Bay, Noyes Island,
    from U. S. Bureau of Fisheries.
A PORT LANDING                                                                               Frontispiece     6
Photo by Highton for Works Progress Administration.
 
MAIN TRAILS AND BYPATHS                                                                Editorial     7
How much of Alaska's wildlife should be sacrificed for a larger population?

BLUE GOLD OF THE ALEUTIANS                                     George L. De Venne     8
Storms, shipwrecks, hardships and interesting adventure
    are found on these islands.
WOMAN UNAFRAID                                                               Lois Hudson Allen     10
The Chatelaine of Lawing Roadhouse is more aggressive
    and resourceful than many men.
CANNERY MEN NORTH                                                                  Bob Schiller     12
When spring is in the air, thousands of men head for Alaska to can salmon.

WHERE'S THE MAIL BOAT?                                                  Kenneth L. Cohen     14
The last of a series of Letters of a King Cove School Teacher.

HARD TO KILL                                                                          Charles R. Nelson     16
A story which again proves that you can't tell what a brown bear will do.

I TOOK MY BRIDE TO THE ALEUTIAN ISLANDS               Jay Ellis Ransom     18
City-born and city-reared, she found frontier life primitive, but not lonely.

FROM KETCHIKAN TO BARROW                                                 A department     21
News and other facts about "The Last Frontier."

ALASKA ODDITIES                                                                              C. K. Weil     30
A cartoon feature.

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August, 1939. Volume V. Number 8.

AN ALASKA OUTDOOR WINTER SPORT                                                        Cover
Photo by Maurice L. Sharp.

BRIEF ALASKA DRAMAS                                                               A department     6
Out to Sea on an Ice Cake. A true story by Willa A. Folger. [village of Golovin and  
    Grandma Kogo Harding, oldest Eskimo woman in Golovin, is focus of article.]

SAILING MOUNTAIN-SHELTERED SEAS                                      Frontispiece     8
Photo by Highton for Works Progress Administration.

MAIN TRAILS AND BYPATHS                                                               Editorial     9
Alaska brains and Alaska money are working hard to develop "The Last Frontier."

GOLD RUSH BAD TOWN                                                                 Anne Woods    10
Dangerous. and dishonest men mingled with the true and brave at this gateway
    to the gold fields. [Skagway & Captain William Moore; Frank H. Reid; Soapy Smith]

PIONEERS OF COPPER RIVER                                                  Louise Whittaker    14
Those who did not find the gold they sought often found happiness on a homestead.
    [Johnny Walker (Dexter Wilson Walker of Horicon Wisconsin who came to
    Alaska in 1894); photo of Alaganic; Old Russian trading post.]

WE SETTLED DISPUTES WITH FISTS                                      John B. Wallace    16
It often was a case of give and take in the Nome of 1905. [Japanese Mary; 
    B. B. Dobbs.]

FAMILY LIFE ON THE MIST ISLANDS                                          A. E. Friborg   18
It is not monotonous for the two million polygamists of the Pribilofs
    --except for the bachelors.

NO WONDER THEY CALLED IT AN ICE BOX                   Early-day pictures     20
People who sought information about Alaska seventy years ago
    found it in drawings like these.

SLED DOGS TO APPLE BLOSSOMS                                    Present-day photos     26
It's according to where you are what you'll see in this big Territory.

FROM KETCHIKAN TO BARROW                                                A department     29
News and other facts about "The Last Frontier."

ALASKA                                                                                                 C. K. Weil     43
A cartoon feature.

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September, 1939. Volume V. Number 9.

PHOTOGRAPHING MOOSE AT LAKE TALSULITNA                                      Cover
Photo of Arthur S. Crites and two young bull moose, taken by John Utterstrom.

BY THE SIDE OF THE ROAD                                                             Frontispiece     6
Photo by Highton for Works Progress Administration.

MAIN TRAILS AND BYPATHS                                                                 Editorial    7
The man who dissipates our wildlife inheritance
    cannot possibly realize the gravity of his offenses.

THRILLS, TROUBLES AND TROPHIES                                     John Utterstrom     8
Bear, sheep and trout are bagged on a trip to the Sportsman's Paradise.
    [Hunting with Arthur S. Crites of Bakersfield, Ca; John D. Nelson of the Alaska
    Steamship advised them where to hunt; Wildlife agent Jack O'Connor; Dick Tousley
    as senior guide; hunted Lake Talsulitna; transported by Arthur Woodley of
    Woodley Airways; Bill Markley was cook.]

CONFESSIONS OF A FISH PIRATE                               As told to Joseph Lester     10
For six weeks during the salmon fishing season in Alaska,
    a daring type of "fish rustling" is carried on.

A YEAR AT FIVE FINGER                                                             Paul Mestrezat     12
A man comes up out of a "hole in the ground" to live on an island and finds it enjoyable.
    [Lighthouse tender Cedar at Auk Bay delivered them to Five Finger Light.
    Akusha Island; Fanshaw post office; Port Houghton]

I LIVE OFF THE COUNTRY                                                 Floyd Knickerbocker    14
It's not very easy, even after you know how, but the outdoors has many compensations.
    [Trapper from Michigan went over the Chishana Trail with gold seekers.]

THE DOGS STARTED BARKING                                              Andrew Conrad     16
This is a rare story of the Arctic, a whale, a man and an Eskimo boy. [Golovin Bay.]

CLEAR THE LAND AND CROPS WILL GROW!                       Walter Weston     18
If you would learn facts about agriculture in Alaska, this is the thing to read!

FROM KETCHIKAN TO BARROW                                                 A department     21
News and other facts about "The Last Frontier."

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October, 1939. Volume V. Number 10.

A CABIN ON THE TRAP LINE                                                                            Cover
Photo by Ed Ueeck of one of his cabins near Palmer.
    See story, "I'll Get Old Club-Foot yet!"

AUTUMN ON THE KNIK RIVER                                                         Frontispiece     6
Photo by Maurice L. Sharp.

MAIN TRAILS AND BYPATHS                                                                Editorial      7
What's the matter with Alaska?

I'LL GET OLD CLUB-FOOT YET!                                                           Ed Ueeck     8
A wolf caught this trapper napping once, but "never again!"

CLEAR THE LAND AND CROPS WILL GROW!                         Walter Weston     10
The second of a series of two articles on agricultural possibilities in Alaska.

BLACK BEARS OF THE NAHA                                                           Alda Orton     12
Bruin usually goes about his daily tasks serenely, but he can be pugnacious.

CONFESSIONS OF A FISH PIRATE                                 As told to Joseph Lester     14
The second and third episodes of a series of exciting tales
    of the salmon fisheries.

NOME WAS LIKE THAT                                                               John B. Wallace     16
Another fascinating story of Nome in the early days, told by a pioneer.

SOME WOLVES GET AWAY                                                     Lawrence Carson     18
Proving again that the trapper who gets them is the one
    who doesn't give up the trail.

FROM KETCHIKAN TO BARROW                                                 A department     21
News and other facts about "The Last Frontier."
 
ALASKA ODDITIES                                                                               C. K. Weil     25
A cartoon feature.

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November, 1939. Volume V. Number 11.

NINE RAMS AND A LAMB                                                                                     Cover
Photo by Manley Sweazey. Mountain sheep in Mount McKinley Park.

A MAN-MADE CANYON                                                                        Frontispiece     6
Photo by Hylen Photo Shop.

MAIN TRAILS AND BYPATHS                                                                   Editorial     7
Population versus economical transportation.

VOLUNTARY EXILE                                                                               Kay Barker      8
New York society girl deserts the bright lights for a desolate Alaska fox island.
 
THE MEN IN THE WANIGAN                                                                 F. P. Super     10
They're bound together by a spirit of comradeship these, men who
    "range the field and rove the flood."

BUSH MADNESS                                                                                      S. A. Camp     12
You're in a tough spot when your only companions are crazy men.
 
WHEN THE AURORA HITS THE EARTH                          Arthur Jerome Beecher     14
Few men have had the tremendous thrill of walking right into the Northern Lights.

THREE STRIKES WAS OUT!                                                          John B. Wallace     16
When the whole baseball diamond washed out, the Nome games were called off.

ARCTIC TRAPPER                                                                                  Frank North     18
Blizzards, darkness, cold, and unusual food
    are some of the features of trapping at Point Barrow.

FROM KETCHIKAN TO BARROW                                                     A department     21
News and other facts about "The Last Frontier."

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December, 1939. Volume V. Number 12.

WHEN AN ESKIMO SMILES                                                                                    Cover
Photo by George A. Dale.

ON THE LAST FRONTIER                                                                      Frontispiece     6
Photo by Hewitt's Photo Shop.

MAIN TRAILS AND BYPATHS                                                                   Editorial     7
Too Many Settlers?

SOURDOUGH GOVERNOR                                                                 Lois H. Allen     8
John W. Troy, now retiring from the Governorship, came to Alaska during the Gold Rush.

SHELDON SIMMONS, ALASKA PILOT                                          Sherwood Wirt   10
Juneau's "Irish Angel" has flown on many a dangerous mission of mercy.

FISHIN' FOR FUN                                                                           Laura P. Ordway     12
There are scientific anglers, there are anglers who fish for a living,
    and anglers who fish just for fun.

ESKIMO CHRISTMAS                                                                       E. L. Keithahn     14
Santa Claus does live in the Far North, he uses reindeer,
    and-believe it or not- he is an Eskimo!

THE PEOPLE OF NOME WERE SCANDALIZED                       John B. Wallace     16
Nome had a problem very similar to many another early-day Alaska community.

IN THE TALLEST TREES                                                              Manley Sweazey     18
If you go collecting eagles for a zoo, you've got to expect to climb high.

FROM KETCHIKAN TO BARROW                                                   A department     23
News and other facts about "The Last Frontier."

ALASKA ODDITIES                                                                                 C. K. Weil     24
A cartoon feature.

ARMS AND AMMUNITION                                                                  Claude Aiken   31
A department of interest to the man or woman with a gun.

THE SLUICE BOX                                                                                    Victor Shaw   32
A department relating information concerning mining in Alaska.

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January, 1940. Volume VI. Number 1.

THE JOSEPH PULITZER AGROUND AT CHIGNIK                                             Cover
Photo from the Portland Oregonian.

LETTERS                                                                                                   A department     3
A reader discusses conservation,

TRAIL LAKE ON KENAI PENINSULA                                                 Frontispiece      6
Photo by Maurice Sharp.

MAIN TRAILS AND BYPATHS                                                                    Editorial     7
Reasons for greeting 1940 with optimism.

RAIN, RAIN, GO AWAY                                                                 Kathryn Bradford     8
When Alaska "goes tropical" to the extent of rain 'most every day, it just doesn't seem right.
    [Built a gold mining camp near Ketchikan, on the southeastern slope of Gold Mountain,
    400 feet above sea level, above Smuggler's Cove on Cleveland Peninsula.]

SKELETON ON THE SHORE                                                          Gerald A. Estep     10
On the Chignik shore, the wreck of the Pulitzer gathers legend and mystery.
    [In 1917 the 69 ton schooner was purchased by Dr. Andrew C. Smith of Portland,
    Captain James Narro in command. Taking over from the steamer Dora, she delivered
    mail for 3 years between Seward & Bristol Bay. Dec 18, 1920 grounded at Chignik.
    Captain L. H. H. Jennings, one of her last masters.  Last trip was from Seward
    to Unga, John Rasmusson as master.]

WOLVES, EAGLES AND SEALS                                                     William Putvin     12
The wolves are tough, the eagles fly high and the seals make poor targets.
    [Author was a bounty hunter, primarily hunting in Behm Canal.]

THE CLIFF DWELLERS                                                             Manley E. Sweazey     14
The kittiwake likes to make its nest in caves and on protected, inaccessible cliffs.
    [Hunting companion was Captain James Dolan. They were in Prince William Sound
    where Jim Dolan had lived since boyhood.  Went to Blackstone Bay in the boat
    "Luck O' the Irish" out of Port Wells.]

NORTH TO THE KOYUKUK                                                               Robert Claus     16
The first of two installments of an article about the experiences
    of two young men with a "wanderlust" that took them to "Arctic Village."
    Author was with his brother Gerry Claus. Lewis Carpenter, pilot, flew them to
    Wiseman, Alaska. Mentions Bill English's store and Martin Slisco roadhouse; pilot
    Herm Joslyn delivers eggs & bacon. Stayed at Ed Marsen's cabin. Herm Lerdahl
    pilot of a Wien Cessna.]

FROM KETCHIKAN TO BARROW                                                    A department     19
News and other facts about "The Last Frontier."

ALASKA ODDITIES                                                                                  C. K. Weil     21
A cartoon feature.

THE TRAP LINE                                                                                    A department     26
In which Rolland Osborne gives some pointers on trapping coyotes in Alaska.

FLORA OF ALASKA                                                               J. P. Anderson, Editor     29
A department in which the "gold thread" is described.

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February, 1940. Volume VI. Number 2.

OUTDOORSMAN AT WISEMAN                                                                            Cover
Photo from Gustav Larson.

THE BELATED HARVEST                                                                      Frontispiece     6
Photo taken in the Matanuska Valley by Hewitt's Photo Shop.

MAIN TRAILS AND BYPATHS                                                                    Editorial     7
Matanuska Colonists have many problems,
    but overcoming early snowstorms is not a serious one.

FISH-TRAP WATCHMEN                                       Dick Carbray and Henry Kastner.    8
The job of being caretaker of a fish-trap is short, but sweet.

OUR ISLAND HOME                                                                         Helen F. Ebing     10
A life-long dream of living on an island at Sitka comes true. [Long Island, Sitka]

CHICKAMIN GOAT HUNT                                                             Harry Howroyd     12
When you have perfect companionship
    and take your game with both camera and gun, that's fun!

NORTH TO THE KOYUKUK                                                               Robert Claus    14
The second of two installments of an article describing a trip to "Arctic Village."

TWELVE BROWN BEAR MEN                                                      Kay J. Kennedy     16
They have a big job, these wardens of game and fur on an area one-fifth the size of
    the United States! [Alaska game wardens (wildlife agents): Sam O. White, Fairbanks;
    Jack O'Connor, Anchorage; C. M. Carson, Dillingham; Grenold Collins, Seward;
    Jack Benson, McGrath; Harold Gallwas, Marshall; Peter McMullen, Fort Yukon;
    Clarence Rhode, Cordova; Hosea Sarber, Petersburg; Gareld Banta, Ketchikan;
    Frank Glaser, predator control; Homer Jewell, Headquarters.]

FROM KETCHIKAN TO BARROW                                                   A department     19
News and other facts about "The Last Frontier."

ALASKA ODDITIES                                                                                 C. K. Weil     28
A cartoon feature.

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March, 1940. Volume VI. Number 3.

NOME ESKIMOS CLEANING TOM COD                                                                Cover
Photo by Dobbs from John B. Wallace.
 
DOUGLAS SKI TRAILS                                                                              Frontispiece     6
Photo by T. M. Davis taken near Gastineau Channel.

MAIN TRAILS AND BYPATHS                                                                      Editorial     7
Wanted: Men of action, men of vision to develop Alaska.

THE CHANCE OF A LIFETIME                                                        Jay Ellis Ransom     8
The first of a series of three chapters of a fact story, "I Found a Home in Alaska."
     [west coast of Prince of Wales Island & Waterfall Cannery]

ARCTIC SEA BATTLE                                                                         D. L. Sancrant     10
The story of the fight between brave seamen and the elements
    and the sinking of a brave little vessel, the Gasboat Defiance.
    [Chief boatswain's mate Thomas Ross of the coast guard. Bringing supplies to the
    village of Candle after a bad fire. Captain Edward G. Baker of the ship
    Arthur J. Baldwin. Walter Dowd was U.S. Signal Corps radio operator in Kotzebue.]

HE GRAPPLED WITH A BEAR                                                             Conrad Puhr     12
The type of true story that is stranger than fiction!
    [Bear hunt at Funter Bay on Admiralty Island. Mentioned are Stanley Beck & Rade
    Peckovich]

FISH-TRAP PATROL                                                                                  Stan Lilian     14
Chasing pirates is a regular summer occupation for a number of boats
    and men in Alaska waters each year. [Contract held by skipper of the Kadin.
    Patrol between traps at Kassa Point & Shipwreck Point, east shore of Cordova Bay,
    west coast of Prince of Wales Island.]

MINK RANCHER                                                                           Lois Hudson Allen     16
Raising mink skins is hard work, but it has its compensations. [The mink ranch of
    Russell Williams of Moose Pass area.]

FROM KETCHIKAN TO BARROW                                                     A department     19
News and other facts about "The Last Frontier."

ALASKA ODDITIES                                                                                   C. K. Weil     24
A cartoon feature.

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April, 1940. Volume VI. Number 4.

TROUT FISHING IN SOUTHEASTERN ALASKA                                                 Cover
Photo by A. E. Friborg.

FROST-BOUND                                                                                         Frontispiece     6
Photo by Maurice Sharp.

MAIN TRAILS AND BYPATHS                                                                    Editorial     7
Fur trapping versus fur ranching in Alaska.

COME AND GET 'EM!                                                                             Joseph Lester     8
There's a lot of good trout fishing "going to waste" on Iliamna Lake.

RETURN OF THE RAVEN                                                                  E. L. Keithahn     10
In the lore of the Indian, the raven usually returned with the sun, moon or stars,
    but now his image has come back to Alaska with a rotted interior.

THE GATES SWING OPEN                                                             Jay Ellis Ransom     12
The second of a series of three chapters of "I Found a Home in Alaska."

KLUKWAN, HOME OF THE CHILKATS                               Harriet E. Williamson     14
The past meets the present at this historic old Indian village near Haines.

IN ALASKA, OF ALL PLACES!                                                                Don Holm     16
You'd expect dog-team races and skiing, but not football, baseball and tennis!

KETCHIKAN TO BARROW                                                                  A department.    19
News and other facts about "The Last Frontier."

ALASKA ODDITIES                                                                                     C. K. Weil    25
A cartoon feature.

CHECHAKO FISHERMEN                                                                    Lee Crawford     26
Proving that fishing in the rain can be great sport even if you get only Dolly Vardens.

ROD AND REEL DEPARTMENT                                                      J. F. Van Gilder     28
Some pointers about sport fishing in Southeastern Alaska.

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May, 1940. Volume VI. Number 5.

PACK TRAIN IN THE WHITE RIVER COUNTRY                                                  Cover
Photo by J. Watson Webb, Jr.

SALMON TROLLER.                                                                                  Frontispiece     8
Photo by Joseph Lester.

MAIN TRAILS AND BYPATHS                                                                      Editorial     9
Let's celebrate the discovery of Alaska.

GIRL ON A HALIBUT BOAT                                                Betty Annette Lowman     10
The first of a series of three chapters of "I Went Halibut Fishing."

I WAS SORT OF SCARED                                                                     A. G. Nicodet     12
You begin to wonder how things are going to turn out
    when you unexpectedly meet a bear in the woods.        

PROSPECTING TRIP ON A VIKING SHIP                                             T. L. Coates     14
They called her the "Flying Goose" because she rode the waters lightly. [A boat built on
    Skilak lake by a Scandinavian trapper is taken up the Lewis River to look for gold]

HOME, AT LAST                                                                                Jay Ellis Ransom     16
The last of a series of three chapters of "I Found a Home in Alaska."

WHEN ANIMALS WERE PEOPLE.                                                      E. L. Keithahn    18
The art of the Indians of the Northwest Coast is both interesting and original.   

FROM KETCHIKAN TO BARROW                                                        A department    21
News and other facts about "The Last Frontier."
 
ALASKA ODDITIES.                                                                                     C. K. Weil    27
A cartoon feature.

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June, 1940. Volume VI. Number 6.

CREVASSES AND SERACS                                                                                         Cover
Scene on Mendenhall Glacier. Photo by Ordway's Photo Service.

EROSION                                                                                                        Frontispiece     8
Photo by Ordway's Photo Service.

MAIN TRAILS AND BYPATHS                                                                      Editorial      9
Development of Alaska via International Highway.

WE TRIED TO SOLVE AN ARCTIC MYSTERY                       Homer Flint Kellems    10
And now they think they know what happened to the lost Soviet aviators.

PICKING 'EM OUT                                                                                Nicholas Biddle    12
When you want a record-breaking moose trophy, don't shoot the first set of antlers you see.

RIVERS OF ICE TO GARDENS OF FLOWERS                              Laura P. Ordway     14
The sight of glaciers will "take our breath away" many times in Alaska.

WE'RE "ON THE FISH"                                                            Betty Annette Lowman     16
The second of a series of three chapters of "I Went Halibut Fishing."

THERE HAD BEEN EVIL OMENS                                               George L. Devenny     18
A fact story of the last voyage of the Schooner Iskum.

FROM KETCHIKAN TO BARROW                                                        A department     21
News and other facts about "The Last Frontier."

ALASKA ODDITIES                                                                                     C. K. Weil     25
A cartoon feature.

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July, 1940. Volume VI. Number 7.

FROM THE OCEAN'S DEPTHS                                                                                  Cover
Salmon en route upstream to spawn. Photo by Ordway's Photo Service.

THE BENDING ROD                                                                                    Frontispiece     8
Photo taken at Willow Creek by Becker.

MAIN TRAILS AND BYPATHS                                                                       Editorial     9
One of Alaska's greatest resources tries to break its bonds.

DREAM-BUILT EMPIRE                                                                  Merrill K. Riddick     10
He had Broadway brains, but no capital and tried to lick the depression in Alaska.

AN INDIAN TOLD ME WHERE                                                                  Stan Lilian     12
He found the path of least resistance paved with stumbling blocks.
    [Karta River near Kasaan]

CRUISE OF THE LITTLE SNARK                                                             James Dyer     14
An adventuresome way to go to Alaska is in a little, eighteen-foot sloop.

HOME WITH A FULL LOAD                                                  Betty Annette Lowman     16
The last of a series of three chapters of "I Went Halibut Fishing."

WILDERNESS OPPORTUNITIES                                                             Frank North     18
What has Alaska to offer the man who answers
    the call to make a home on "The Last Frontier"?

FROM KETCHIKAN TO BARROW                                                       A department     20
News and other facts about "The Last Frontier."

ALASKA ODDITIES                                                                                     C. K. Weil     25
A cartoon feature.

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August, 1940. Volume VI. Number 8.

LEARNING TO CLIMB                                                                                                 Cover
Black bear mother and cubs. Photo by Hylen Photo Shop.

LYNN CANAL                                                                                               Frontispiece     8
Photo of Lynn Canal between Juneau and Skagway by Ordway's Photo Service.

MAIN TRAILS AND BYPATHS                                                                      Editorial       9
It is now up to the individual sport-fisherman to determine
    whether the abundant supply of trout in Alaska is perpetuated.

TRIP TO ALASKA                                                                       Elizabeth Kaar Gilfoyl     10
There's variety, novelty and unexcelled scenery on a voyage along the "Inside Passage."

GLIMPSES OF ALASKA                                                                           Photographs      14
Scenes from here and there on "The Last Frontier."

ALASKANS ALL                                                                                         Photographs     16
Residents of the great wilderness country.

WHAT'S IN ALASKA'S NAMES?                                                              Stan Lilian       18
The origin of and reasons for the variety of foreign-language names on Alaska's coast.

LADY LUCK WAS ONE OF HIS WOMEN                                     M. Dean Williams     20
Swiftwater Bill Gates "had a way" with many women.
    Here is the remarkable story of his life in Alaska.

WHALE HORSES ARE TOUGH HOMBRES                                     Grenold Collins     22
Hunting walrus is exciting sport, but skinning the brutes is tiring.

SEALS, SALMON AND SITKA                                                                 Photographs     24
Further evidence, in pictures, of the many items of scenic interest found in Alaska.

GOLD-RUSH MOTHER                                                                           Bud Branham     26
The story of "Ma" Pullen, pioneer resident of Skagway.

THEY ROAM THE WILDERNESS                                                           Photographs     28
Deer, caribou, moose, bears, sheep, goats and musk ox are here portrayed.

FROM KETCHIKAN TO BARROW                                                       A department     31
News and other facts about "The Last Frontier."

ALASKA ODDITIES                                                                                     C. K. Weil     48
A cartoon feature.

ARMS AND AMMUNITION                                                                   Claude Aiken     50
A department in which the Garand rifle is discussed.

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September, 1940. Volume VI. Number 9.

ESKIMO LASS                                                                                                                 Cover
Photo by E. L. Keithahn.

ARCTIC SUMMER.                                                                                        Frontispiece     3
Photo by Hylen Photo Shop with poem by Walter Weston.

MAIN TRAILS AND BYPATHS                                                                         Editorial     9
Mineral wealth versus agricultural riches.

CHEECHAKO IN THE WILDERNESS                                                         Helen Berg     10
A tenderfoot's experiences. The first of a series of three chapters of "My Wild Island Home."

WILD GEESE OF THE NAHA                                                                       Alda Orton    12
Southeastern Alaska's native wild geese have individuality and a language all their own.

HE TAKES 'EM FOR A RIDE                                                            Lois Hudson Allen     14    
With rare ingenuity and humor, Martin Itjen keeps alive the spirit of '98.            

KATMAI'S BLACK-OUT                                                                  Hildred D. Erskine      16    
When one of Nature's bad boys doffs his cap watch out humanity!

SIGNALS FOR BROWN BEAR                                                             Robert A. Rose      13
If your bear wanders all over the mountain use a system of remote control!

FROM KETCHIKAN TO BARROW                                                          A department     21
News and other facts about "The Last Frontier."

ALASKA ODDITIES                                                                                        C. K. Weil     25
A cartoon feature.

The Sluice Box                                                                                                 A department   33
News of mines and mining in the "Land of Gold."

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October, 1940. Volume VI. Number 10.

SLED-DOGS RESTING AT NOON-DAY                                                                       Cover
Photo by Richard Landry.

SALMON - FISHING TIME                                                                               Frontispiece    8
Photo by Alaska Game Commission.

MAIN TRAILS AND BYPATHS                                                                           Editorial     9
The International Highway a military necessity?  [Alcan Highway]
 
ADVENTUROUS LIFE                                                                               Harold Snyder     10
Often, when bounty-hunting, you "make a killing" when you least expect to.
    [Hunting seals, and bald eagles for bounty, White River & Leask Cove]

GOLD FROM UNDER THE SEA                                                            Edna M. Tucker     12
The problem of how to get the gold laying under the water,
    near the old gold-laden beaches is being solved at Bluff.

THE MARSHAL AT UNGA                                                                       Allan Peterson     14
The country may be wild, and some of the men may act tough,
    but there are no two-gun men in Southwestern Alaska.

WRECKED AT DAWN                                                                                    Helen Berg     16
The second of three chapters of "My Wild Island Home." [Gravina Island,
  Duke Island, Percy Islands]
 
I WAS THEIR TALISMAN                                                                             Frank North     18
When the whales run past Point Barrow, everyone turns out to help
    in hunting and cutting up the monsters.

FROM KETCHIKAN TO BARROW                                                            A department     21
News and other facts about "The Last Frontier."

ALASKA ODDITIES                                                                                          C. K. Weil     27
A cartoon feature.

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November, 1940. Volume VI. Number 11.

"JUMBO," an Alaska dog                                                                                                      Cover
Photo by Gordon A. Burns.
                                                                                                                                               
CITY ON A TERMINAL MORAINE                                                                  Frontispiece    8
Photo of Valdez by Asahel Curtis.

MAIN TRAILS AND BYPATHS                                                                             Editorial     9
A beginning has been made in providing defenses for Alaska. [Army & Navy air bases
    at Fairbanks, Anchorage, Sitka, Kodiak, & Ketchikan]

GOLDEN EGGS                                                                                        Luther W. Guiteau    10
The first of a series of three chapters of "The Valdez Trail," a story of the Gold-rush days.

LIFE'S LIKE THAT AT YAKUTAT                                         "One Shot" George O'Neill    12
There's game, there's fish, there's hospitality and there are wolves
    that get caught in flashlight pictures.

I DID THE COOKING                                                                                     C. W. Krause     14
Life on a cannery tender can be exciting even for the cook!

WE SOMETIMES HAVE VISITORS                                                                  Helen Berg    16
The last of a series of three chapters of "My Wild Island Home."
 
THE LARGEST BEAR, THE BIGGEST MOOSE                                       James L. Clark    18
In addition to the biggest trophies, Alaska has an excellent climate, marvelous scenery,
    and no pests.

FROM KETCHIKAN TO BARROW                                                             A department     21
News and other facts about "The Last Frontier."

ALASKA ODDITIES                                                                                           C. K. Weil     30
A cartoon feature.

The Sluice Box                                                                                                    A department   34
News of mines and mining in the "Land of Gold."

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December, 1940. Number 12 . Volume VI.
 
HUNTER IN RAINY PASS                                                                                                 Cover
A Kodachrome photograph by John Utterstrom.
 
LOVERS LANE, SITKA                                                                                   Frontispiece       8
Photo by Richard A. Ramme.

MAIN TRAILS AND BYPATHS                                                                             Editorial     9
A problem which needs scientific rather than political attention. [Alaska fisheries management]

HISTORICAL SITKA STEPS OUT                                                      Richard A. Ramme     10
An old Russian town of beauty and charm forges ahead as the Navy builds an air base.
 
A TAKU IS BLOWING                                                                                        L. F. Barr     12
When a steady north wind jumps off the mountains and delivers eighty-mile-an-hour punches,
    boat captains become uneasy. [Juneau Taku winds]

WHITE GOLD IS HEAVIEST                                                              Charles J. Johnston     14
Neither platinum nor gold is of any value in the ground -- a claim must be developed,
    and sometimes that takes money and initiative. [Goodnews Bay Mining Company]

DOWN THE KLUTINA                                                                         Luther W. Guiteau     16
The second of a series of three chapters of "The Valdez Trail."

I SPENT CHRISTMAS AT ANVIK                                             Harry Charles Stockman     18
Every ten years, men must be counted, even though it means a gruelling dog-team trip
    to far-flung outposts on the frozen Yukon.

FROM KETCHIKAN TO BARROW                                                             A department     21
News and other facts about "The Last Frontier."

ALASKA ODDITIES                                                                                          C. K. Weil     30
A cartoon feature.

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January, 1941. Volume VII. Number 1.

SNAG RIVER, NUTZOTIN MOUNTAINS                                                                       Cover
A Kodachrome photograph by John S. Crites.

GOD CREATES-MAN CONSTRUCTS                                                           Frontispiece     8
Photo of the North Peak of Mount McKinley from Rangers' Cabin.

MAIN TRAILS AND BYPATHS                                                                            Editorial     9
This fascination of Alaska-what are the reasons behind it?

WOLVES ARE QUEER DEVILS                                                                       Bob Lane     10
The life of a trapper seeking wolves is not TOO monotonous!

WHITE SHEEP AND GRIZZLY BEAR                                                     A. V. Denman     12
A Minnesota Doctor seeks relaxation and finds tough hiking and plenty of game.

A CROSS ON THE YUKON                                                                        Inez E. Moore     14
Eskimo girls and boys learn useful things in a Mission established on the lower Yukon
    over fifty years ago by two Jesuit Priests.

A PLAGUE OF SCURVY                                                                      Luther W. Guiteau     16
The last of a series of three chapters of "The Valdez Trail."

THE GREEN SLOPES OF HOMER                                                           Alice Mayfield     18
A true story of the struggle of a pioneer couple to farm the Homer country,
    as told to Churchill Fisher. The name Alice Mayfield is assumed.

FROM KETCHIKAN TO BARROW                                                            A department     21
News and other facts about "The Last Frontier."

ALASKA ODDITIES                                                                                          C. K. Weil     31
A cartoon feature.

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February, 1941. Volume VII. Number 2.

HUNTERS' PARADISE                                                                                                      Cover
Kodachrome photograph courtesy Arthur S. Crites and John Utterstrom.

THE SCULPTOR'S GRAVING TOOL                                                            Frontispiece     8
Photo of a portion of Mendenhall Glacier by Ordway's Photo Service.

MAIN TRAILS AND BYPATHS                                                                            Editorial    9
Is Alaska overlooking the possibilities of its scenic attractions?

GOLD FEVER                                                                                                     Peter Dow    10
The first of a series of five chapters of "The Arctic Trail."

CHIRIKOF FIRST SAW LAND                                                                   E. L. Keithahn   12
An account of the discovery of Alaska two hundred years ago.

THE WRECK OF THE UMNAK NATIVE                                             Jay Ellis Ransom   14
Simple, but forceful is Afinigan Ermeloff's account of a tragic saga of the Aleutians.

WE SOLD OUR FISH AT TENAKEE                                                 Richard A. Ramme   16
The salmon almost went back into the sea on this trip of the fish-buying boat Vega.
 
WE SAW SEVENTY-TWO BEARS                                                          J. Preston Levis   18
Thirty-four black bears and thirty-eight Brownies was the count on this
    hunting trip aboard a yacht.

FROM KETCHIKAN TO BARROW                                                            A department    21
News and other facts about "The Last Frontier."

ALASKA ODDITIES                                                                                          C. K. Weil    31
A cartoon feature. 

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July, 1941. Volume VII. Number 7.

BREAK OF DAY AT RUDYERD BAY                                                                         Cover
Photo of scene in Behm Canal, Southeastern Alaska, by Otto C. Schallerer.

REFLECTIONS                                                                                                Frontispiece     6
Photo of Mount McGinnis reflected in Auk Lake, by Maxcine Williams.

MAIN TRAILS AND BYPATHS                                                                          Editorial    7
A danger is seen and a warning is given.

LIFE BEGINS AT SIXTY                                                                    Robert E. McCully     8
It's never too late to start life anew in Alaska if you're industrious, thrifty and ingenious.

DOWN THERE IS THE YUKON RIVER                                            Jay Ellis Ransom     12
A story of some of the experiences of Herman Lerdahl, Alaska pilot.


KODIAK GROWS UP                                                                    Harriet E. Williamson     14
An old Russian town comes to life under the impetus of the National Defense Program.

DROP A HOOK IN THE WATER                                                            Walter Weston     16
No matter where you drop it, you're certain to catch a fish in Alaska.
 
FROM KETCHIKAN TO BARROW                                                          A department     19
News and other facts about "The Last Frontier."

ALASKA ODDITIES                                                                                       C. K. Weil     23
A cartoon feature.

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For an excellent list of Illustrators, Artists, and Photographers, of the covers or frontis of
Alaska Sportsman magazines, see Candy Waugaman's compilation here:
http://www.docstoc.com/docs/32431878/to-cover-photographs-of-Alaskan-Sportsman-magazine---Alaska-State
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