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Alaska Nellie – Martha Stewart of the Frozen Wilderness

When I think of hostessing, the name Martha Stewart comes to mind. A carefully decorated space. Matching placemats and napkins. The perfect Crème Brûlée. However, none of those things would have survived the Alaskan wilderness in the early 1900s.

Nellie Neal Lawing, also known as Alaska Nellie, served as a larger-than-life hostess along the railroad between . . . read more

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