Alaska Tales

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Welcome. Enjoy the adventures & misadventures of independent author Hank Nuwer with photos by wife Gosia Nuwer.  Scroll down to very bottom of this main page for archived stories.

Bio: Hank Nuwer is the 2023 Alaska Columnist of Year and 2021 Ohio SPJ Columnist of the Year.  Contact Professor Emeritus Nuwer at Hnuwer@franklincollege.edu 

Gosia Nuwer is an accountant and former international accounting manager who enjoys photographing Alaska and its wildlife. She and Hank reside in Fairbanks, Alaska. 

 

A literary anthology-in-progress

The Alfred Brady Bunch by Hank Nuwer

The Alfred Brady Bunch by Hank Nuwer

Four bandits sped into Farmland from the northwest at 1 p.m. on April 28, 1937, passing the plows and tractors of farmers who worked for their daily bread. As lookout Clarence Shaffer and another man stood guard by the getaway car with tommy guns locked and loaded,...

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He went viral in 1925. Hank Nuwer

He went viral in 1925. Hank Nuwer

A pioneer Cordova businessman named Harry Christie lived his life pretty much unknown by the outside world, but all that changed two days after his death.   Born in Illinois, Christie arrived in the Copper River Delta about 1905, intending to make his fortune as...

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Nome for the holidays: A Travel Review

Nome for the holidays: A Travel Review

By Hank Nuwer Experiencing an adventure in Nome, Alaska, across from mainland Russia, was on a bucket list for my wife Gosia and me. Last Memorial Day weekend we flew to this historic Western city where Wyatt Earp ran the Dexter Saloon during the Gold Rush Days of...

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Lusting in my heart: for a stamp collection

Lusting in my heart: for a stamp collection

by Hank Nuwer I don’t gamble, but if I did my adrenaline might skyrocket as it did the night I entered an online Great North Auction for the stamp collection of the late Russell Hobart Green Jr. of Fairbanks. I knew exactly what was in the collection and had a pretty...

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His Sister’s Keeper

His Sister’s Keeper

Photo: the late former Florence Livingston Thurman Livingston, 12, and his sister Florence, 8, were typical kids enjoying life on a farm northeast of Union City. On Aug. 30, 1936, around 10 a.m., they decided to build a fire in the woods near their home.  Thurman, a...

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What’s It like to hit a Moose?

What’s It like to hit a Moose?

by Hank Nuwer Moose in Alaska are everywhere. You can’t escape them.                   When my wife Gosia and I take our favorite daily stroll through the University of Alaska’s splendid botanical gardens, we keep a wary eye out for the critters who come out of the...

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