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The fur farms of Alaska : two centuries of history and a forgotten stampede  Cover Image Book Book

The fur farms of Alaska : two centuries of history and a forgotten stampede / Sarah Crawford Isto.

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  • ISBN: 9781602231719 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 1602231710 (pbk. : alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9781602231726 (e-book)
  • ISBN: 1602231729 (e-book)
  • Physical Description: xi, 230 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Fairbanks : University of Alaska Press, c2012.

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Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Four. -- The Fur Farm Rush, 1919-1924 -- "A Stampede to Take Up Islands" -- Fur Farms throughout Alaska -- Taxes, Merchants, and the Seattle Fur Exchange -- Poaching and the Fox Branding Law -- Alaska's Fur Farm Associations -- Women Fur Farmers -- Domesticating Foxes -- Saturated Fur Markets, Animal Disease, and the Price of Feed -- Five. -- The Peak Years, 1925-1929 -- A Territorial Veterinarian and 700 Fur Farms -- The Alaska Fur Farm Leasing Act -- Basal Parker: Veterinarian and Fur Farmer -- The National Experimental Fur Farm -- Earl Graves: First Territorial Veterinarian for the Fur Farms -- Exporting Live Breeders from Alaska -- Disease, Negligence, and Moonshine in the Islands -- The Alaska Game Commission and Fur Farm Statistics -- Six. -- The Great Depression 1930-1940 -- Depression Years and Alaska's Experimental Fur Farm -- Closing Farms and Changing Fashions -- Government Aid to Failing Farms -- Jule Loftus: Last Territorial Veterinarian for the Fur Farms.
Fur Farming in the Depth of the Depression -- The Alaska Experimental Fur Farm -- Territorial Fur Farms that Survived the Depression -- European War and American Fur Markets -- Seven. -- World War II, 1941-1945 -- A Nonessential Industry in a War Zone -- A Farm Lost to Internment -- Aleutian Fox Farms under Double Attack -- Pribilof Fox Farming Suspended -- Furs in the War Effort.
Government Controls on Furriers and Fur Sales -- James Leekley at the Alaska Experimental Fur Farm -- The War's Legacy: Sixty Surviving Alaska Fur Farms -- Eight. -- Post-War Hopes and Decades of Decline, 1946-2000 -- Cold War, Oil Boom, and the Demise of Alaska Fur Farming -- The Aleutians: Fox Farming Ends, Fox Eradication Begins -- Pribilof Fox Farming after WWII -- Southeast Alaska: Native Rights and New Forest Service Policies -- Post-War Culture and Fashion Changes -- Fur Farms under Statehood -- Alaska's Experimental Fur Farm in the Jet Age -- The Final Decades: Mutation Mink, Silver Fox, and PETA -- Alaska Fur Farming: Dreams and Realities.
Subject: Fur farming > Alaska > History.
Farms > Alaska > History.

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