A Guide to the Notorious Bars of Alaska by Doug Vandegraft provides the address, amenities, history and notoriety of 134 bars scattered throughout the state. What makes a bar notorious? According to the author who writes on page 10, "When a bar is around for more than twenty-five years it tends to gain a reputation and a kind of notoriety... The facts get distorted and the legend grows." Many bars have their own web pages, Facebook pages and/or YouTube videos. Their history may be a reason to check them out.
Family historians, publish your receipts with your history. Comments or questions, contact Selma Blackmon.
Stewart, Jane, Phyllice F. Bradner and Betty Harris. Juneau Centennial Cookbook. Juneau, Alaska: self-published. 1980. New books are available from stores in Juneau, Alaska.
Doogan, Kathy. Simply Sourdough: The Alaska Way. Anchorage, Alaska: Todd Communications. 2007.