For the past 30 years Fairbanks artist and writer Ray Bonnell has been tramping the roads and trails of Eastern Interior Alaska. His destinations have been old mining camps, roadhouses, homesteads, villages, and other historic locations.
Some of these sites are being preserved, but many are fading away- the results of accidents, development, time, and vandalism. A few of the historic structures he has visited have already disappeared or undergone dramatic changes.
Through his essays and detailed pen-&-ink drawings Ray has been taking "snapshots in time" of these historic sites. Many of those snapshots appear in this book.
-Sixty historic sites featured. Each entry consists of a pen-&-ink illustration and essay.
-Sites included were selected from the first two and half years of Ray's newspaper column, Sketches of Alaska. That column received the Contributions to Alaska History award from the Alaska Historical Society in 2011.
-All of the sites are on or near the road system, so you can drive or walk to most of them.
-A hand-drawn map of Eastern Interior Alaska showing the general location of sites is included.