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New book features histories of S.E. canneries


Ola Richards / Petersburg Pilot

Karen Hofstad holding "Tin Can Country".

Seafood industry researchers to casual history buffs will use and enjoy Tin Can Country - Southeast Alaska's Historic Salmon Canneries.

This copiously illustrated edition is filled with stories, essays, historic photographs, custom made maps and colorful salmon can labels that together tell the story of S.E. Alaska's seafood industry from the time of tidewater Tlingit fish traps to today's highly mechanized, competitive corporate-conglomerated industry.

It's a perfect coffee table book, because it leaves room for coffee. Formatted in a horizontal or landscape layout, it allows for large re...

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