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Alaska's Port Alsworth depicts the earlier years-the land, its people and what it took to live those years. Who was this interesting man who had such a high interest in flying-a one-time wing-walker! Babe and Mary Alsworth worked hard, carved a home out of wilderness, and raised their family-with an interest and care for others. Babe's love for flying spilled over to his family, and prompted their keen interest as well. Their outreach, courage and grit was remarkable. Their humor lightened the load. You will smile with the Alsworth family as you see God's Light penetrating the dark side of life in Alaska! Endorsement from Gov. Sarah Palin: My friends, Flo and Doris - The Mission Girls - are two of the most honest, trustworthy, loyal, hard-working, adventurous, and downright fun women in this great country! After decades of knowing them, and learning so much from their unique experiences in "The Last Frontier" I am overjoyed and beyond excited for the rest of the world to experience our incomparable Alaska through the eyes of Doris and Flo. This Side of the Past captures the challenges of living the rugged Alaskan lifestyle that millions worldwide find fascinating, with humor and candor. The recollections of Alaska in the making will educate and entertain today's culture that is in such need of encouragement. Like modern-day Joshuas and Calebs, these bravehearts saw promise and potential in new land so far up north. Flo and Doris put their faith in God, knowing they could enter the lad courageously because of God's calling and hand upon their lives. They survived, in fact, thrived working to see darkness dissipate as light breaks forth. This book recalls the lives of the most amazing Americans, all blessed with roots in rural Alaska. It is a wonderful guide that can help all of us overcome challenges through the grace of God.