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The history of an era is best told by the people who lived it. Pioneer Profiles: A History of Petersburg Settlers records the courage it took for immigrants to travel to America from their native lands. Unfamiliar with the language, they struggled to build homes, raise families and live off the land in the harsh Alaskan wilderness.

It has been more than a century since the founding of Petersburg on the shores of Alaska's Mitkof Island. Petersburg's proximity to the sea — and the beauty of the surrounding mountains — has endeared it to generations of families, many of whom still call it home.



The book is out of print.



Pioneer Profiles: A History of Petersburg (Alaska) Settlers, 1898-1959

Stories from the book:
Jim and Edna Brennan
(288KB, print quality)

Herman Papke

James and Frances Wheeler
(297 KB)

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© 2004 Pioneers of Alaska Igloo 26 and Auxiliary 10
Petersburg, AK 99833
ISBN 0-9754257-0-6

Published by Sand Dollar Press
PO Box 1540
Port Townsend WA 98368



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