A Rose Blooms

-Rose Rybachek
Discover the extraordinary life of Rose Bloom as she takes you on a captivating journey spanning over 80 years. This autobiography is a testament to the remarkable experiences that shaped her existence, beginning even before she entered this world. Join Rose as she recounts her thrilling adventures, from the vast landscapes of Montana to the rugged wilderness of Alaska, with numerous stops along the way.

About the book

Rose’s story unfolds like a tapestry, woven with unexpected twists and turns that will leave you eagerly turning the pages. From her humble beginnings in Montana, she embarked on a path less traveled, defying expectations and embracing the unknown. Little did she know that her life would lead her to the gold mines of Alaska, where she would try her luck in search of a glittering fortune.


Remember Groucho Marx and his famous statement that “I must confess, I was born at a very early age?” Well, I must confess that my adventures of life began before I was born! This book is an autobiography that spans over 80 years, from Montana to Alaska, and points in between. I never thought when I was growing up in Montana that I would one day be mining for gold in Alaska. Or, meeting famous actors and actresses, such as Amanda Blake (Miss Kitty from Gunsmoke) and Ed Asner (Lou Grant on the Mary Tyler Moore Show). Yes, Life has treated me great. It was a lucky day for me (Rose) when I joined the Bloom family (and Bloomed!).

Rose Rybachek

A lifetime member of the Pioneers of Alaska, Rose Rybachek served as editor of the Alaska Miner, was a columnist for the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner and the All-Alaska Weekly, served as President of the Alaska State PTA and the Alaska Miners Association, and has been a licensed ham for over 50 years.



Bumps in the Road

Mining for Alaskan Adventures, Vol I

Mining for Alaskan Adventures, Vol II

Alaska Undermined

The Kitty Hensley House

The Constipated Critter

The Maligned Magpie

Colonel Dick, Father of Alaska’s Richardson Highway

James G. Steese, Father of Alaska’s Steese Highway

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