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Melting the Ice: A History of Latter-day Saints in Alaska

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Melting the Ice: A History of Latter-day Saints in Alaska

Author Fred E. Woods,

Notwithstanding the frigid circumstances, a genuine warmth emanates from the Alaskan Saints. The match that lit this internal flame was the restored gospel of Jesus Christ, first striking the Alaskan borders at the turn of the twentieth century. They have subtly shaped Alaskan society, although composing less than five percent of the state's population. Their influence on Alaskan communities can be seen through their family values, humanitarian service, community projects, and family history centers. This book tells the story of the rise and influence of Latter-day Saints as they joined hands on their journey of "melting the ice."

Companion Documentary

 
"Melting the Ice: A History of Latter-day Saints in Alaska" Documentary

Written and directed by Martin L. Andersen and co-produced by Andersen and BYU Professor Fred E. Woods, who is also the historian for this film.

Learn more about the Saints in Alaska in this companion documentary.

Available here (link is external) on our YouTube channel (link is external)
Extended Documentary Content: Clips from 38 Additional Interviews
 

Interview with Ian Foster

 

Interview with Joan Young

 

Interview with Joe Lentz

View all of the interviews in this playlist (link is external) on our YouTube channel (link is external)
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