Myths and Mysteries of Alaska: True Stories of the Unsolved and Unexplained

Myths and Mysteries of Alaska: True Stories of the Unsolved and Unexplained

by Cherry Lyon Jones

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Overview

Does the ghost ship Baychimo still haunt the waters off the coast? Read about the fateful journey of this Hudson's Bay Company ship and how she came to roam the ice floes.

Have you ever tried the Ice Worm Cocktail in Dawson? Discover the legend of the ice worm and how it became a media sensation.

Were lights other than the aurora borealis in the Alaska night sky on the fateful night of November 17, 1986? Learn all about the events that surrounded Captain Kenju Terauchi and Japan Air Lines Flight 1628.

From the hair-raising stories of the Hairy Man to the unsolved Cache Creek murders, Myths and Mysteries of Alaska makes history fun and pulls back the curtain on twelve of the state's most fascinating and compelling stories.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780762772223
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 01/15/2013
Series: Myths and Mysteries Series
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 168
Sales rank: 655,436
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Cherry Lyon Jones has done portrayals of historical women, and is a storyteller. History has always been her avocation, and reading, her great pleasure. She belongs to the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators and the Nevada Women's History Project.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vii

Introduction ix

Chapter 1 Kah Lituya Strikes! 1

Chapter 2 Baychimo, Phantom of the Arctic 11

Chapter 3 Ghostly Rescues 22

Chapter 4 The Hairy Man 34

Chapter 5 What Is under the Water? 46

Chapter 6 The "Little People" of the Arctic 56

Chapter 7 The Ice Worm Cometh 66

Chapter 8 Permafrost-Into the Ice Age, and Before 76

Chapter 9 The Earth Rumbles and Blows Smoke 87

Chapter 10 Denali: Who Climed It? Who Didn't? 100

Chapter 11 The Cache Creek Murders: Who Did It? Where's the Gold? 113

Chapter 12 The Mysterious Flight of JAL 1628 128

Bibliography 140

Index 150

About the Author 154

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