Some remnants of the early days of Western agriculture still remain in Southeast, including leaves from Henry D. Clark, the Rhubarb King.
The Juneau Voices audio walk brings the area’s history closer to visitors through audio stories told at 11 signs throughout the city.
In 1926, Roald Amundsen and the airship Norge were the first to reach the North Pole before they continued on to land in Alaska.
Living and working in an Alaska lighthouse was a harrowing experience. The weather and loneliness drove some men mad.
People have swam, walked, and sailed across the Bering Strait, which separates Alaska and Russia with 56 miles of ocean.
For author Donna Dewhurst and hundreds of others still alive today, Amchitka holds a personal story that bonds them.
Mammoth remains discovered in the Pribilof Islands may belong to what was the last mammoth alive in Alaska.
The Alaska State Library online exhibits include seven photographic collections to browse, allowing you to travel to disparate periods from Alaska’s past.
Alaska steambath culture predates Western contact. Steambaths were a place for healing. Many rural cabins still have saunas.
Stephen W. Haycox is an author and emeritus professor of history at the University of Alaska Anchorage.