Alaska’s First Homegrown Millionaire

Alaska’s First Homegrown Millionaire

Subtitle : Life and Times of Cap Lathrop
Author : Elizabeth Tower
ISBN No. : 9781594330391


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Book : Alaska’s First Homegrown Millionaire

ISBN Number : 9781594330391
Book Name : Alaska’s First Homegrown Millionaire (Life and Times of Cap Lathrop)
Book Pages : 128
Book Size : 5.5x8.5
Book Weight : 0.42

Alaska’s First Homegrown Millionaire is the Life and Times of Cap Lathrop. During half a century in Alaska Cap Lathrop tried, and usually succeeded, in a variety of enterprises helping to assure Alaska’s readiness to become a full-fledged member of the United States. He captained a steam schooner; drilled for oil; hauled freight; built apartments and theaters; started banks and radio stations; published a newspaper; served as a city mayor, a state legislator, a university regent, and Republican national committeeman; established a model salmon cannery; developed Alaska’s most successful coal mine; and produced a motion picture. So diverse were his activities that each half decade of his long life provides a new story in Alaska’s development. His gruff manner scared some people while his warmth charmed many. His final wish, to die with his boots on,” was fulfilled when he died in a Healy River coal mine accident. Cap left assets worth millions, but his personal belongings would scarcely fill a flight bag.”

Author : Elizabeth Tower

Dr. Elizabeth A. Tower and her husband, John, both young physicians, moved to Anchorage in 1954. A 1951 graduate of Case-Western Reserve School of Medicine, Elizabeth worked 25 years for the Alaska Division of Public Health. After retiring in 1986, Dr. Tower began researching and writing about prominent people in Alaska history. She was named Historian of the Year by the Alaska State Historical Society in 1996 for Icebound Empire, a history of the founders of the Alaska Syndicate and the Kennecott Copper Company. She has also written short biographies of Stephen Birch, Sheldon Jackson, Austin E. ?Cap? Lathrop, and William A Egan; a guide to skiing in Alaska; a history of Anchorage; and several prize-winning articles for Alaska History magazine.

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