More than Petticoats: Remarkable Alaska Women


Book Description

This book explores the lives of twelve distinctly different women who arrived in territorial Alaska by birth, choice, or chance. Meet Nellie Neal Lawing, a trapper, hunter, and musher, who as legendary "Alaska Nellie" entertained tourists in her Trophy Room when the Alaska Railroad made it an official stop; Benzie Ola "Rusty" Dow, who became the first woman to drive the Alcan highway delivering a load of cement from Fairbanks to Dawson in just seven days; and many other women who impacted the history of Alaska.

About Jones, Cherry Lyon

Cherry Lyon Jones has taught school, owned a bookstore, authored a classroom book, is a storyteller and does historical portrayals. An avid women’s history buff, she has collected and archived information for the Nevada Women’s History Project, and is now focusing her attention on researching women in territorial Alaska.