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8.6 THE GREAT ALASKA EARTHQUAKE March 27, 1964. by Stan Cohen.
Seismologists describe an earthquake with a recording on the Richter Scale greater than 8.2 as follows: “Few masonry structures, if any remain standing; bridges destroyed; broad fissures in ground; underground pipe lines completely out of service; earth slump and land slips in soft ground; and rails bent greatly.” The Good Friday earthquake that struck southern Alaska, March 27, 1964 had a magnitude of between 8.2 and 9.2. 8 1/2"x11", 140 pages, over 200 photos, 10 full-color pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-929521-96-X. Order #: PIHI2779 paper$12.95.
ALASKA'S WILDERNESS RAILS: from the taiga to the tundra. by Ken C. Brovald.
A pictorial review of the Alaska railroad between Seward and Fairbanks--cars, engines, tracks, stations, .. 159 color and black-and-white photos, 112 large-format pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-933126-21-2. Out of print. Order #: PIHI2792 paper$9.95.
THE CONCRETE BATTLESHIP: Fort Drum, El Fraile
Island, Manila Bay. by Francis J. Allen.
History of construction of concrete fort in Manila Bay in the Philippines to defend Manila from naval attack, started in 1909, part of a chain of forts across the bay entrance. Built on an island reduced to water level, the fort rises 40 feet above sea level, is 350 feet long and up to 144 feet wide, with walls as thick as 28 feet and a top deck that is 20 feet thick. Interior rooms include engine room, powder and shell rooms, mining casemate, storerooms and tankage, plotting rooms, and accommodations for 300 personnel. Mounted on top are two 14-inch guns mounted in superimposed armored turrets. It is unique in the United States design of coastal fortifications, earning the name of the "Concrete Battleship". Photographs, drawings, map. 64 large-format pages. Perfect-bind spine.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-929521-06-4. Revised Edition. Order #: PIHI1421 paper$8.95.
GLACIER'S GRANDEST: a pictorial history of the hotels and chalets of Glacier National Park. by Bridget Moylan.
The Great Northern’s grand hotels and chalets still touch the hearts of millions of visitors who marvel each year at “Glaciers Grandest,” the log and stone structures that have graced Waterton-Glacier International Peace Park for more than three quarters of a century. 7"x10", 96 pages, 73 photos, 8 pages of color.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-929521-89-7. Order #: PIHI5479 paper$9.95.
HIGHWAY ON THE SEA: a pictorial history of the Alaska Marine Highway System. by Stan Cohen.
Discover one of Alaska’s best-kept secrets, the Alaska Marine Highway system. Many of Alaska’s charming and historical cities are inaccessible by conventional highway systems, and are connected only by air or water. The Alaska Marine Highway offers a flexible and affordable alternative to highly structured packaged tour and cruise travel. A brief history of the ferry system and each of the seven ferries that provide access to isolated Southeastern and Southwestern Alaska. 11"x8 1/2", 52 pages, 65 photos.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-929521-87-0. Order #: PIHI2778 paper$9.95.
HISTORIC SPRINGS OF THE VIRGINIAS: a pictorial history. by Stan Cohen.
Describes 75 of the many spas that were popular resorts from late 1700s to early 1900s when these sites were declining. The springs themselves, hot baths, canoing, and tennis were among the attractions along with often-handsome architecture and gardens, Photographs, period engravings, ads of the time, maps, 216 large-format pages.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-933126-14-X. Order #: PIHI1571 paper$9.95.
JOHN BROWN: the thundering voice of Jehovah, a pictorial heritage. by Stan Cohen.
Revisit the raid on the Harpers Ferry arsenal and the fiery abolitionist who led it. 8-1/2x11",196 pages, 270 photos, maps & drawings.
Inventory = 1. Out of print; we have 1 copy left. ISBN: 1-57510-055-X. 2001. Order #: PIHI2790 paper$14.95.
BROWN MYSTERIES. by Allies for Freedom..
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 1-57510-059-2. Order #: PIHI1566 paper$11.95.Out of print: we have 1 copy l
LEWIS AND CLARK TRAIL: the photo journal. by George Thomas.
If Lewis and Clark had had the good fortune to document their amazing journey with photographs, these are the scenes that would have been recorded because they are the scenes described in their journals. Each photograph was taken within three weeks of the date Lewis and Clark camped at or passed each location—thus, landscapes, water flows and vegetative stages are very much as seen by expedition members. 11"x 8-1/2", 136 pages, 195 color photos, maps.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-970599-20-X. 2004. Order #: PIHI5799 paper$19.95.
MOUNTAINEER BATTLEWAGON: U. S. S. West Virginia (BB-48). by Myron J. Smith Jr.
History from construction in 1923 to sinking in Pearl Harbor at start of World War II, salvage and rebuilding to again battle in the Pacific 1944-45 until scrapped in 1961. Includes account of predecessor ship. 48 large-format pages, 55 photos.
Inventory = Check stock. ISBN: 0-933126-16-6. Order #: PIHI2253 paper$9.95
ON THE ROAD TO YELLOWSTONE: the Yellowstone Trail and American
Highways 1900-1930. by Harold A. Meeks.
Before 1900 long distance travel in America and elsewhere was strictly a railroad phenomenon, but with improvements in the internal combustion engine, automobile travel gradually became popular. First a sporting activity for the wealthy, this new means of locomotion quickly spread to a greater consuming public and a cry for better roads swept across the land. This book traces the history of America's early roads (1900-1916) with an emphasis on the famous Yellowstone Trail that stretched from Boston to Seattle through the northern tier of states. 8 1/2"x11", 208 pages, 276 photos, maps, documents.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 1-57510-079-7. Order #: PIHI2765 paper$15.95.
A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF DOWNHILL SKIING.
by Stan Cohen.
Said to be the first comprehensive pictorial book on downhill skiing to be published in the last 20 years. 8-1/2x11, 256 pages,, 500 photos and drawings.
Inventory = 2. ISBN: 978-0-933126-55-8. Order #: PIHI5802 paper$14.95.
A PICTORIAL HISTORY OF SMOKEJUMPING.
by Stan Cohen.
8-1/2x11, 180 pages., 300 photos, 4 pages of color.
Inventory= 1. ISBN 0-933126-40-9. Order #: PIHI1574 paper$12.95. Out of print; we have 1 1eft.
THE TRAIL OF '42: a pictorial history of the Alaska Highway (book). by Stan Cohen.
We can thank, in part, the cooperation of the United States and Canadian governments for building the road and bringing it to the condition it is in now for the tourist traveling to Canada and Alaska. It has undoubtedly vastly increased the modernization of the North Country, which may in fact be considered a sin to some of the old-timers in the area. 7"x10", 112 pages, 171 photos.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-933126-21-2. Order #: PIHI2770 paper$10.95.
THE TREE ARMY: a pictorial history of the Civilian Conservation Corps,
1933-1942 (book). by Stan Cohen.
The New Deal programs of President Franklin D. Roosevelt changed the life of every American from the time of his inauguration in 1933 down to the present. There is general agreement that one of the best programs—and certainly one that left a remarkable visual legacy of conservation work—was the Civilian Conservation Corps. 8 1/2"x 11", 192 pages, 193 photos.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-933126-11-5. Order #: PIHI5797 paper$14.95.
A WALKER'S GUIDE TO HARPERS FERRY, WEST VIRGINIA. by Dave Gilbert.
See remnants from the past of this historically important town where the Potomac and Shenandoah Rivers come together to flow through a break, or "water gap" in ridges of the Blue Ridge Mountains. Here was the site of extensive water-powered and coal-fired factories, a federal armory, and a firehouse where John Brown and some brave followers attempted to start a movement they felt would speedily free America's enslaved humans. There is also the C&O Canal and its locks, which raised boats 605 feet in its 184 1/2 miles. Text includes the Robert Harper's ferry, too, which gave the place its name. Geologic aspects and natural trees are also covered, contributing to its scenic appeal. 28 photos, 11 maps, 80 pages.
Inventory = Check stock. ISBN: 0-933126-28-X. Out of print. 1984. Order #: PIHI2793 paper$7.95.
WHERE INDUSTRY FAILED: water-powered mills at Harpers Ferry, West Virginia. Gilbert.
60 photos and maps, 92 large-format pages. Out of print.
Inventory= Check stock. 0-933126-49-2. Order #: PIHI5548 paper$9.95.
THE WHITE PASS & YUKON ROUTE: a pictorial history. by Stan Cohen.
The Klondike Gold Rush spawned the railroad in 1898. The line was built to alleviate the hardships of the gruesome trip over the passes to the gold fields in the interior of the Yukon. By the time the railroad was completed in the summer of 1900 the rush was over, but the White Pass Route survived nevertheless, and continued for 82 years to provide a vital link between the Yukon and the outside world. 8 1/2"x11", 150 pages, 200 photos.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-933126-08-5. Order #: PIHI2776 paper$12.95.
YUKON RIVER STEAMBOATS: a Pictorial History. by Stan Cohen Cohen. No other
river on the continent has had such a long and diverse history of steamboating. The author has gathered photos and drawings from
archives in the U.S. and Canada into the most complete collection yet published,
from the elegant boats of the 1890s to the complete restoration of the
"Klondike" that is on display at Whitehorse. Nowhere else on the
continent was there such a proliferation of steamboats and for so long a period
of time as on the Yukon River. The river was home to boats of one kind or
another for close to 90 years, and the era did not end until 1955, long after
the other river systems had switched to more economical means of river
transportation. 8-1/2x11, 128 pages, 155 photos, 128 large-format pages.
Inventory = 1.ISBN: 0-933126-19-0. Order #: PIHI2796 paper$11.95
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