Publication: US Department of the Interior, The Alaska Railroad, 1938, Tacoma
4-1/4" x 6-3/4." 24pp. including pictorial gold wrappers with photographs of a totem pole and "The Alaska Railroad Skirts Bartlett Glacier" on the front wrapper and a scenic view of Mt. McKinley on the rear wrapper with a colorful totem pole on each side of the page. Numerous black and white photographs to include Summer Midnight Sun on the Yukon, Winter Noonday Sun at Nome, Fairbanks, the University of Alaska which is the Northernmost University in the world, Seward, Mt. McKinley, Kenai Lake, Mt. Russell, Mt. Foraker, et. al. Also included is a Passenger Train Schedule for The Alaska Railroad, homeseekers information, temperatures in many cities, telegraph and cable service, newspapers, schools, et. al. Two blue, black and white maps in the center of the brochure. The first map is 8-1/4" x 11" and is entitled "U.S. DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR - THE ALASKA RAILROAD - SCENIC ROUTE TO MT. MCKINLEY NATIONAL PARK AND INTERIOR ALASKA." Shows the Seattle And Nome Route, the Alaska Railroad routes, the Arctic Circle, Arctic Ocean, Pacific Ocean, Bering Sea, Gulf of Alaska, lakes, rivers, forts, cities, Mt. McKinley National Park, Rocky Mountains, British Columbia, Siberia, Mackenzie, et. al. The second map is 8-1/4" x 4" and zooms in on the area of the first map that shows the Alaska Railroad traveling from Seward to Fairbanks, aviation fields, Prince William Sound, coal fields, Cook Inlet, Gulf of Alaska, Anchorage, Mt. McKinley, Fairbanks, Nenana, the Yukon River, the Tanana River et. al. Descriptions of the breathtaking scenes on the all-rail trip from Seward to Fairbanks; Mt. McKinley National Park; the "Golden Belt Line Tour"-an all-American Route through interior Alaska; the Yukon River circle tour; the "Loop," Anchorage, and Matanuska Valley and railroad side-trips; hunting, fishing; Alaska's resources; et. al. Light wear to the extremities, 1" crease to lower front fore-edge, light vertical crease to front and rear wrapper else a nice copy full of interesting information.
Inventory Number: 38963