Alaska's Winter Mails

Additional References

Scott US 1454
Mt. McKinley
issued 1972.
This National Parks issue depicts the highest mountain peak in Alaska, located in Denali National Park.

Scott US C131
First Americans
issued 1991.
Commemorates arrival of the first Americans, believed to have crossed into Alaska over the Bering land bridge about 10,000 years ago.

Anderson, Barbara.
"Hard-working sled dogs earn their honor."
Linn's Stamp News, March 23, 1998. Available:
[Accessed: March 18, 1998.]

Carey, Michael.
"Neither snow nor sleet nor dogfights kept Alaska mail carriers down." Anchorage Daily News (Final edition,) February 28, 1991, p. B5.

Cavagnol, Joseph J.
Postmarked Alaska: a Saga of the Early Alaska Mails.
(Holton, Kan. : Gossip Printery, 1957.)

Couch, James S.
Philately Below Zero: a Postal History of Alaska.
(State College, Pa. : American Philatelic Society, 1957.)

Dickerson, Ora B.
120 Years of Alaska Postmasters, 1867-1987.
(Scotts, Mich. : C.J. Cammarata, 1989.)

Helbock, Richard W.
Postmarks of Territorial Alaska.
(Lake Oswego, Ore. : La Posta Publications, 1986.)

Helbock, Richard W.
"The Valdez-Fairbanks trail." La Posta, vol. 16, no. 3 (1985), p. 21-30.

Ripley, Kate.
"Musher recalls dog days as Alaska mail carrier." Anchorage Daily News (Final edition,) February 18, 1995, p. B5.

Sherwonit, Bill.
Dogs of the North. (Alaska Geographic Society, 1987. Alaska Geographic, vol. 14, no. 1.)

Sherwonit, Bill.
Iditarod: the Great Race to Nome. (Anchorage, Alaska: Alaska Northwest Books, 1991.)

Stoddard, A. B.
"Final trip for vintage dogsled: last of the mushing mailmen brings old hickory rig to Smithsonian." Anchorage Daily News (Final edition,) January 31, 1995, p. B3.

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