The Roundhouse at Alyeska Museum

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The James Girdwood Collection

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The Roundhouse at Alyeska Museum is proud to announce The James Girdwood Collection: Photos from 1896-1904.

This book is the culmination of an archiving and digitizing process that has preserved a big part of the history of the town of Girdwood.

When “Colonel” James Girdwood undertook his journey north, he kept a photographic record of it, and of his early ventures into gold mining at what was then known as Glacier City. With more than 100 photos of travel up the Inside Passage to Cook Inlet, of the earth moving operations required to reach and mine his initial gold claims on Crow Creek, and of life in a turn-of-the-century Alaskan frontier town, the digital album chronicles the early history of a town that looks much different today.

The physical album is now fragile and delicate, but thanks to a grant from the Kenai Mountains-Turnagain Arm National Heritage Area, the album will now live on in this digital format.

Available now as a PDF, or for Kindle, iBooks, Nook and Android.

Buy the ebook today!

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