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Three Books on Anchorage

This week our “Three Books on …” series takes us to Anchorage, Alaska’s largest city. Here is a description of Anchorage’s location and climate from the Alaska Communities Database:

Anchorage, the most populated municipality in Alaska, is located in southcentral Alaska at the head of Cook Inlet. It is 3 hours’ flight time from Seattle. The community lies at approximately 61.218060° North Latitude and -149.900280° West Longitude. (Sec. 28, T013N, R004W, Seward Meridian.) Anchorage is located in the Anchorage Recording District. The area encompasses 1,697.2 sq. miles of land and 263.9 sq. miles of water. The average temperatures in January range from 8 to 21 °F. In July, average temperatures range from 51 to 65 °F. Annual precipitation is 15.9 inches, and annual snowfall is 69 inches.

Looking through WorldCat, we find these three books with Anchorage as a subject, among others:

Jones, Preston. 2010. City for empire: Anchorage, Alaska, on the Pacific Rim, 1914-1941. Fairbanks: University of Alaska Press.

Welch, Patrick C. 1977. Anchorage Municipality 1977 community noise survey. Anchorage, Alaska: Dept. of Health & Environmental Protection, Municipality of Anchorage.

United States, and P. S. Hunt. 1914. Alaska Railways Photograph Album.

The last item on the list also lists the “Alaskan Engineering Commission (AEC)” as one of the sources of the Alaska Railways Photograph Album. The Library of Congress has a photo of the AEC office from the early 1910s, along with some other photos of Anchorage.

Join us next week as our trek through WorldCat takes us to Anderson.

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