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Digital Branch of the University of Alaska Fairbanks Oral History Program

LeNora Conkle

LeNora Conkle

LeNora Conkle and her husband, Bud, came to Alaska after WWII, when he got out of the military. He learned to fly and then got into the guiding business at Tanada Lake. She home schooled their son, Collin who is now a commercial pilot in Fairbanks. They lived off of Mile 58 on the Tok Highway in what eventually became part of the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. Bud Conkle wrote the book Trail of the Eagle, Hunting Alaska with Master Guide Bud Conkle. For more information about LeNora, you can read the book that she and Jim Reardon wrote called Wind on the Water: The Story of a Pioneering Alaskan Couple detailing their pioneering lifestyle. She also wrote the book Hunting: The Way It Was to Our Changing Alaska, which details some stories of the guiding, flying and hunting business she had with her husband. For more about LeNora, see her obituary in the Fairbanks Daily News Miner newspaper.

Date of Birth:
Aug 10, 1909
Date of Death:
Feb 7, 2013
LeNora Conkle appears in the following new Jukebox projects: