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The fur farms of Alaska

Sarah Crawford Isto

The fur farms of Alaska

two centuries of history and a forgotten stampede

by Sarah Crawford Isto

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Published by University of Alaska Press in Fairbanks .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Farms,
  • Fur farming,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references and index.

    StatementSarah Crawford Isto
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsSF403.4.A4 I78 2012
    The Physical Object
    Paginationp. cm.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL25011260M
    ISBN 109781602231719, 9781602231726
    LC Control Number2011033336

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After its rudimentary beginning infur farming in Alaska rose and fell for two centuries. It thrived during the s and again in the s, when rising fur prices caused a stampede for land and breed stock and led to hundreds of farms being started in Alaska within a few years/5.

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The fur farms of Alaska book Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading The Fur Farms of Alaska: Two Centuries of History and a Forgotten Stampede/5(2). After its rudimentary beginning infur farming in Alaska rose and fell for two centuries.

It thrived during the s and again in the s, when rising fur prices caused a stampede for land and breed stock and led to hundreds of farms being started in Alaska within a few years.

The Great Depression, and later the development of warm, durable, and lightweight synthetic materials during. The Fur Farms of Alaska is a terrific book well worth the time of scholars and general readers.

—The Northern Review The Fur Farms of Alaska represents the best in local history. Intended for a general audience, it is a useful source for Alaska’s economic history, those who are interested in the fur industry, and those with antiquarian.

For over years, the fur trade brought settlers into the Alaskan territory. In her book, The Fur Farms of Alaska, Sarah Isto shared the history of the fur industry in Alaska from its peak in.

The Fur Farms of Alaska is an exhaustively researched volume that traces last frontier fur farming from its beginnings in midth century by Russian adventurers to its decline during WWII. The author's careful attention to historical detail is intermingled with stories of well-known adventurers as well as of the unsung men and women who /5(2).

The fox is a member of the canine family and is known throughout the world in its wild state. Its size varies greatly depending on species. 1 The following species of fox are farm raised for fur production: red fox (Vulpes vulpes), bue fox (Alopex lagopus) and the inter species hybrids (Vulpes X Alopex).

1 Domestic fox farming was initiated in the s by Sir Charles Dalton at Prince Edward. After its rudimentary beginning infur farming in Alaska rose and fell for two centuries. It thrived during the s and again in the s, when rising fur prices caused a stampede for land and breed stock and led to hundreds of farms being started in Alaska within a few years.

Fur Farms of Alaska: Two Centuries of History and a Forgotten Stampede. 43 likes. Author Sarah Crawford Isto traces the booms and busts of Alaska fur farming from its rudimentary beginning in Followers:   "The Fur Farms of Alaska: Two Centuries of History and a Forgotten Stampede" by Sarah Crawford Isto; University of Alaska Press.

Local author Sarah. Get this from a library. The fur farms of Alaska: two centuries of history and a forgotten stampede. [Sarah Crawford Isto] -- This title brings the history of the Alaskan fur farms to life by capturing the stories of the men and women who made fur their livelihood.

Alaska Grown Source Book Edition The Division of Agriculture publishes the "Alaska Grown Source Book" online in response to numerous requests from the public and industry. This directory depends on the response of producers and does not claim to include all producers or sellers. All About Alaska’s Forgotten Fur Rush.

pm on Friday, June 1st, Read this amazing article about a new book called “The Fur Farms of Alaska: Two Centuries of History & a Forgotten Stampede” by Sarah Crawford. Take a look at some of Alaska’s history of fur blankets and the fur trade. According to the new book “The Fur Farms of Alaska”, the last fur farm in the state closed in It was said to be a fox farm called Whitestone Farms in Delta Junction, AK.

The book also notes fur farming in Alaska was largely unregulated and lacking records, so it is possible smaller fur farms remain. Fur bearing animals have been raised on farms in North America since shortly after the Civil War. More than 85% of pelts used in the world’s fur trade come from small, family-run farms.

Approximately mink farms in 23 states across the USA produce about 3 million pelts annually, with a value of more than $ million USD ().

For the next fifteen years fur farms–particularly those that raised blue foxes–became increasingly popular. The height of popularity was reached inwhen Alaska fur farm licenses were issued.

Though fox farming was carried on in many parts of Alaska, it was most common in the coastal areas, where salmon, harbor seals, porpoises. To friends and website visitors.

I am happy to announce that my book, The Fur Farms of Alaska: Two Centuries of History and a Forgotten Stampede has been released by the University of Alaska Press. The research for it was inspired by essays written by my Uncle Jule Loftus, who appeared in Good Company.

All Alaska Farms. The Alaska Grown program reserves the right to remove listings at their discretion. Dates, times, and locations were accurate at the time of this posting but are subject to change. Please email @ to notify us of any necessary edits. Many of Alaska’s trappers keep most of their fur, but overall, trappers sold more than two million dollars worth of fur in the season.

One Interior trapper reported that marten, wolverine and wolf fur is sold at auction, but beaver is tanned at home and made into parka ruffs, mittens and hats. Fox pups raised by cat Alaska Silver Fox and Fur Farms Co., Fairbanks, Alaska Created / Published [between ca.

and ca. An equally important factor in the decline of fur trade was the advance of settlement, for the trade in wild furs could not flourish on a large scale near farms. Finally, there was the depletion of the stock of beaver and other fur-bearing animals, hunted relentlessly for centuries; the square miles of beaver country were shrinking to acres.

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At this time, blue fox pelts sold at $$ apiece and silver fox from $$ With the stockmarket crash in and a change. Fur Dealers in Anchorage on See reviews, photos, directions, phone numbers and more for the best Fur Dealers in Anchorage, AK.

Monologue Of A Polar Fox On An Alaskan Fur Farm poem by Yevgeny Yevtushenko. I am a blue fox on a gray farmCondemned to slaughter by my colorbehind this gnawproof wire screen.

Page/5. The fur trade is a worldwide industry dealing in the acquisition and sale of animal the establishment of a world fur market in the early modern period, furs of boreal, polar and cold temperate mammalian animals have been the most ically the trade stimulated the exploration and colonization of Siberia, northern North America, and the South Shetland and South Sandwich Islands.

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At 20, feet, Mt. McKinley is the tallest mountain in North America. Alaska has roughly 5, earthquakes every year. In. W hen we look at the history of the fur trade in Alaska, it is easy to think that it began when the Russians first arrived in the area in the mids.

In a sense it did, as this was the beginning of the commercial fur rush in the north Pacific. Truthfully, the fur trade, the key word here being “trade,” began much earlier with the native people who called Alaska home.

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Trapping has been economically and culturally important to Alaska's people since time immemorial. This seasonal harvest of wildlife provides the meat and warm fur needed to sustain life in the north. Thick fur parkas, mitts, hats and leggings protect against bitterly cold temperatures, enabling Alaskans to survive in the harsh Arctic environment.

The Chicago Distribution Center has reopened and is fulfilling Chicago e-books are on sale at 30% off with the code EBOOK The Russian discovery of Alaska in was the first introduction of Europeans to this unforgiving climate.

Most of the people who traveled to Alaska from Russia were fur traders and whalers. They traded sea otter and other furs, and they set up a trading post and village on Kodiak Island in the late :Alaska Native artifacts often feature mammal fur, and its identification in our museum collection has been haphazard.

Correct identification can inform cultural attribution, cultural meaning, trade relationships, historical period, methods of manufacture, and authenticity of artifacts. separate Alaska fur farm database and bibliography (Roberts n.d., ; ).

Additionally, lengthy personal visits, phone calls, and email to the reference staffs of the University of Alaska-Fairbanks Library, Alaska State Library, Alaska Historical Collection, and Alaska State Archives proved invaluable for this and related projects.

Rabbit farms run the gamut in size and purpose: Rex Rabbit Fur Farms. During the warmer months, the finished pelts are fashioned into hats and garments for sale in Alaska and other frigid climates. The meat becomes a by-product, helping to defray some of the operating costs of the farm.

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It forms a mile ( km) loop with the Bike Path. Highlights include historic building remains, geologic features, the. The long period of depressed fur prices will continue into the fur selling season.

Fur prices have been low for a long time now. The period of low prices fur harvesters have been experiencing over the past few years has lasted longer than most anyone .