Tanana-Yukon Historical Society
Sharing the history and continuing story of Fairbanks and Interior Alaska
Downtown Fairbanks in the early 1900s.


Alaska Pioneer Interiors

This collection of photographs of Alaska pioneer home interiors, assembled by historian Jane Haigh, is a great resource or those seeking to identify authentic furnishings or styles, or to recreate them for museums, theater sets, or private homes.

Price: $16.95, includes shipping & handling.

First Catch Your Moose: The Fairbanks Cookbook

A reprint of the delightful 1909 cookbook, originally published by the Ladies of the Presbyterian Church, lists recipes with interesting substitutions for ingredients unavailable in the town’s early years. Provides a glimpse into the practical and elegant lives of early Fairbanksans.

Price: $13.50, includes shipping & handling.

Old Yukon Tales, Trails and Trials

In this edition (edited and abridged by Terrance Cole) this humorous and upbeat memoir of James Wickersham describes his career as a pioneer judge and later as a congressional representative assigned to a vast, snow-covered district, extending over 300,000 square miles in the undeveloped Alaska Territory. Wickersham’s many adventures include traveling hundreds of miles by dogsled and other conveyances, in all kinds of weather.

Price: $34.50, includes shipping & handling.

Wickersham: The Man at Home

A detailed look at Wickersham’s life in Alaska by JoAnne Wold.

Price: Free e-book or purchase a hard copy for $8, includes shipping & handling.

Order books

You can order books two ways. You can click the button next to the book to order online. Or, download and complete our order form and mail with a check to: Tanana-Yukon Historical Society, PO Box 71336, Fairbanks, AK 99707-1336.