The Cinnamon Mine: An Alaska Highway Childhood Ellen Davignon

ISBN: 9781550175172

Published: April 28th 2011


201 pages


The Cinnamon Mine: An Alaska Highway Childhood  by  Ellen Davignon

The Cinnamon Mine: An Alaska Highway Childhood by Ellen Davignon
April 28th 2011 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, talking book, mp3, RTF | 201 pages | ISBN: 9781550175172 | 8.21 Mb

A witty, brightly-written memoir of childhood in the Yukon, The Cinnamon Mine traces the adventures of the Porsild family from Denmark to Greenland, through Arctic Canada, and finally to remote Johnsons Crossing, where they operated one of the first tourist lodges on the Alaska Highway.Author Ellen Davignon recalls the early years when three kids under ten could handle the dinner crowd (slinging stew and eggs, because thats all they knew how to make) to the later years when the trickle of cars passing through became a torrent, and the lodge offered comfortable rooms with innerspring mattresses and running water.While catering to the demands of the travelling public was a life of long, grinding hours, with little in the bank as recompense, the Porsild children enjoyed lives rich in fantasy and outdoor adventure in such settings as their cinnamon mine-really just a bank of rust-stained sand.

Davignon lovingly recounts the good times and hard times as the Porsild clan carved out a business and a life on the banks of the Teslin River.

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