sidebar

LitSite Home

Return to:   Mary Joyce: Alaska's First Lady of Adventure - Mary Joyce chose a path that some would consider hardship, but others would view as glamorous.
 previous Gallery Thumbnails  next
Mary Joyce receiving an award

ASL-P459-04-07-639

Mary Joyce stepped off her dogsled to receive an award from an unidentified group of men. In December 1935, Joyce left for a thousand-mile journey from Juneau to Fairbanks by dog sled, following the path of what is now the Alaska Highway. When she and her dogs arrived in Fairbanks, she was awarded a Silver Cup from the city, a two-month-old husky puppy from friend Don Abel, Sr., and a rare Honorary Member title from the Pioneers of Alaska. Her story also attracted national media attention. Alaska State Library.

For more information about this image click here. 


sidebar
  Contact Us       LitSite Alaska, Copyright © 2000 - 2014. All rights reserved. University of Alaska Anchorage.
University of Alaska Anchorage