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By: Calico Jones
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History of Alaska
The story behind this grand scale perpetuated fraud; concerns a tall, handsome and scholarly man from South Carolina. Appearing in Alaska during the 1880’s, he tried prospecting north of Juneau in the streams around what is now Glacier Bay National Monument. The man better known as Dick, heard from Indians and other prospectors of an astonishing mirage of a great city that appeared frequently over Muir Glacier.
Please read this. There were many a western story published – the common ones about Cowboys and Indians are listed on Ebay every day but the rarer ones about the History of Alaska in the Old West are seldom found. Collectors treasure them and their price guide value rises every day. They are hard to find. I hunt them out because really the better, untold and rarer stories were published in the rest.
Here’s one of ‘em.
Following my retirement, I have dedicated my remaining hours to indexing the Genealogy of our western heroes. During my research, I discovered that thousands of our kinfolk lay unfound and unrecognized on some book dealer’s shelf gathering dust. Because Old Western History and Memorabilia was printed before computer indexing, I index every item I sell.
This complete index will be bound and included in this offering at no additional cost.
Humbly, I am trying to keep our history alive.
I hope you appreciate the effort.
By: Calico Jones
Folks, sooner or later – Genealogists are going to realize that their family kinfolks are lying on some dealer’s dusty shelves. If I can contribute to finding one little name or photo of that long lost ancestor you have been waiting to find, its worth all the time I spend. As a tribute to the honor of our American Prospectors of the Old West, my indexed listings will include all Indian names mentioned in the story from this time on.
ANCESTORS INDEXED HEREIN, CIRCA: 1880’s
ANCESTOR’S LOCATION: Alaska, South Carolina, Europe, England
GENEALOGY NAMES INDEXED w * INDICATING PICTURE:
ALASKANS, people of Alaska
JONES, Calico, noted western author
MANCHAUSEN, Baron, from Alaska, not related to Barret Manchausen
MANCHAUSEN, Barret, biographer, not related to Baron Manchausen
TABER, I. W., San Francisco Photographer
WILLOUGHBY, Richard G. “Dick”, prospector from South Carolina
PICTURES AND DESCRIPTIONS w * INDICATING PICTURE:
Picture 1) –Photo of Lake Minchumina and Mount McKinley * (courtesy of Calico Jones)
Picture 2) – Photo of the reflection of mountains in Valdez Bay * (courtesy of Calico Jones)
Picture 3) – Photo of Willoughby’s famous mirage photo which turned out to be a hoax * (courtesy of Calico Jones)
Picture 4) – Photo of Valdez, Alaska on Prince William Sound, Alaska * (courtesy of Calico Jones)
Picture 5) – Photo of Juneau, Alaska hemmed in by high mountains, was the headquarters of Richard G. Willoughby * (courtesy of Calico Jones)
PLACES AND THINGS PROMINENTLY MENTIONED w * INDICATING PICTURE:
Aurora Borealis, the Northern Light
Cape Prince of Wales
Chamber of Commerce of Alaska
De Long Mountains
Glacier Bay National Monument
Juneau, Alaska *
Lake Minchumina *
Mount McKinley *
Prince William Sound, Alaska *
San Francisco, California
Shishaldin, an active volcano
Silent City, name of a postcard
Taku Maid, name of a postcard
United States Navy
Valdez Bay *
Valdez, Alaska *
Willoughby’s Silent City
World War 1
By: Calico Jones
HISTORY OF ALASKA
MEMORABILIA IS RAPIDLY DISAPPEARING
While others clip ads from magazines, I save history. It’s a shame that our past is being lost. It’s as simple as that.
My wife kids me that after I find a piece I like, buy it, read it, research it, take a picture, scan it, write the blurb, pay the Ebay entry fee and commission, that I end up making about 50 cents an hour. But, OH HOW I LOVE THIS OLD WESTERN HISTORY. What a story, Rare Story!!! Great Pictures. You will love it as it was published in this old complete western magazine of many years ago. The issue is in good condition, the cover is in vibrant color.
As clearly stated in my description, this is featured story in a rarely found and seldom read unusual and complete western magazine. I don't give out name of publication or date because I have caught competitors copying my index and work and trying to sell it as theirs. I hope you understand.
Buyer pays postage of $3.50 First Class Mail to U. S.; $5.00 Priority; $13.25 for International Mail. Texans must pay 8-¼ % sales tax. Thanks,
Report reviewed and indexed by Christie Ennis, granddaughter of Tom Russell