Sunday, September 21, 2008

*Arctic Homestead: The True Story of one Family's Survival and Courage in the Alaskan Wilds* by Norma Cobb and Charles W. Sasser
From the book cover: "In 1973, Norma Cobb, her husband Lester, and their five children, the oldest of whom was nine-years-old and the youngest, twins, barely one, pulled up stakes in the Lower Forty-eight and headed north to Alaska to follow a pioneer dream of claiming land under the Homestead Act."
Norma Cobb was the last woman pioneer to sign up under the U.S. Homestead Act. I found this story to be interesting, readable and fun to read. It made me fall in love with Alaska all over again.

©2008 D.R.G.

1 comment:

berrypatch said...

I read this a while ago after spotting it on one of your reading lists. I really liked it. I want to go visit Alaska...someday, but I do NOT want to live like the Cobbs did... ;-)