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Good Company: A Mining Family in Fairbanks, Alaska

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Good Company is a vivid and compelling story of life in early twentieth-century Alaska. From the lean years of the Depression through World War II and Vietnam, Sarah Isto’s family made a home in “company housing” in the small mining town of Fairbanks. With a wry sense of humor and an eye for detail, Isto tells of the courtship and marriage of her parents and her own Fairba ...more
Paperback, 264 pages
Published June 1st 2006 by University of Alaska Press
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Nov 07, 2014 rated it it was amazing
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Finishing a well written and engaging book is like saying goodbye to a friend. That’s how I felt when I closed Good Company, A Mining Family in Fairbanks, Alaska by Sarah Crawford Isto (University of Alaska Press, 2007). The author is the youngest child in the Crawford family and the book she penned is one of the most flowing biographical accounts I’ve read.

Her father, Jim, was a Missourian trained as a mining engineer who went to Alaska to work in his chosen industry. Alta, her mother, grew up
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Recommends it for: those interested in Alaska history
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I really enjoyed this look at life in Alaska at the turn of the century and the early 1900s. Of course, I had some personal interest in it too. My brother-in-law's dad's cousin wrote it. I frankly expected it to be dry and boring, but the writing style was engaging and I easily read it for 3 hours this morning to finish it. :) ...more
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