Tagged: Alaska Nellie

This is the cabin that Nellie and Billie Lawing disassembled and floated to their Roadhouse location at Kenai Lake. Once reassembled they used it as a cafe. It and three other Lawing buildings were added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.

Alaska Nellie was an Alaska legend

Nellie Neal Lawing was born in 1873 and grew up on a Missouri farm. According to her 1940 autobiography, “Alaska Nellie,” since childhood she had an adventuresome spirit, and her mother called her “half...