Lawing, August, 2014, by Fred Agree

Anchor Point resident Fred Agree visited Lawing on August 24, 2014, and shares these photos of the site, commenting, “I’m just back from Lawing on the Seward Road. It’s just south of Moose Pass. I was shown Alaska Nellie’s homestead on Kenai Lake, here’s some pictures taken Sunday.”

"Here is the old warehouse:. Note LAWING on the building." Photo by Fred Agree.

“Here is the old warehouse:. Note LAWING on the building.” Photo by Fred Agree.

"This was the store." Photo by Fred Agree.

“This was the store.” Photo by Fred Agree.

"This, I believe was the Inn. Note the sign Im holding ALASKA NELLIE's INN." Photo by Fred Agree.

“This, I believe was the Inn. Note the sign Im holding ALASKA NELLIE’s INN.” Photo by Fred Agree.

"Here is what I was told was her cabin: None of the roofs were caved in. All the hides she collected were taken by NFS and much of her stuff is in the museum in Seward.." Photo by Fred Agree.

“Here is what I was told was her cabin: None of the roofs were caved in. All the hides she collected were taken by NFS and much of her stuff is in the museum in Seward..” Photo by Fred Agree.

 

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About Helen Hegener

I write books about Alaskan history, and titles currently available include Alaskan Roadhouses, The Alaska Railroad 1902-1923, The First Iditarod, The All Alaska Sweepstakes, The Yukon Quest Trail, Alaskan Sled Dog Tales, The Matanuska Colony Barns, and others. You can contact me via email at helenhegener@gmail.com
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One Response to Lawing, August, 2014, by Fred Agree

  1. The only 2 buildings in these photos that date to Nellie’s time are the log cabin, which she towed from across the lake and rebuilt on the property, and the building labeled here as the “store” which is actually Nellie’s house where she lived at the time of her death in the 1950s. The warehouse with the “Lawing” sign was built in 1972 on the footprint of another building on Nellie’s property, the Lawing sign was painted by my sister in the 1990s. My mother, Jackie Sewell, and her sister Jean Dann ran “Alaska Nellie’s Bed and Breakfast” starting in 1989. The “Bed and Breakfast” sign was painted in 1989, again, by my sister. The “bed and breakfast” accommodations in the photo are a double wide trailer with a lean-to, and a sleeping trailer unit from the Alyeska pipeline with 4 bedrooms, all moved to the property in the 1990s. We are currently cleaning up the property and demolishing most of the non-historical buidlings. For more info on the clean up, please go to https://www.gofundme.com/alaskanellie.

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