James A. von der Heydt, a Montanan by birth, first entered the world in Miles City in July, 1919. Growing-up years found the youngster in the Butte-Ramsay area of western Montana, and later for high school, in Oak Park, Illinois. During this time, young Jim von der Heydt developed a keen and unwavering interest in the then Territory of Alaska. In 1942, following a college degree from Albion College, Michigan, he determined to pursue his long-held desire to journey to Alaska to learn what the Territory was all about. Thus, June of 1943 found our hero alighting from a weary old tub-of-a-boat in Valdez, bent upon ensuring that the Alcan Highway, then an important part of the nation's war effort, was properly constructed. His love and fascination for Alaska has not diminished. A law degree later became a reality, and the author has practiced law in Nome, served on both the State Court System in Juneau, and the Federal Courts of Alaska, headquartered in Anchorage, where he now resides. It has been a long and wonderful adventure which continues to this day.
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Book Description Publication Consultants, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX1888125721
Book Description Publication Consultants, 2000. Paperback. Book Condition: Brand New. 1st ed edition. 208 pages. 8.80x6.00x0.50 inches. In Stock. Bookseller Inventory # 1888125721