Museum Memories

The East Coast-based Alaskan Syndicate struggled with their Katalla route. Open to the Gulf of Alaska and its fierce weather, the docks and breakwaters...

Museum Memories

Mike Heney chose the name “Cordova” for the new townsite after learning of Spanish explorer Salvador Fidalgo’s naming of Cordoba Bay. The incorporation of...

Museum Memories

The first structure to be completed in the new town site was the Northern Saloon. Four days later on July 14, 1908, the Red...

Museum Memories

The Allen expedition opened the interior of the Copper River region to prospectors such as Clarence Warner and ‘Tarantula’ Jack Smith, who discovered the...

Museum Memories

At the turn of the century, the Alaska Packers Association and Alaska Syndicate were powerful entities based out of San Francisco that owned nearly...

Museum Memories

Of all the methods of catching fish, fish traps were the most efficient and cost-effective. More than 40 trap sites were established in Prince...

Museum Memories

It took until 1951 for the first moose calves to be released on the Delta. The first successful calf born on the Copper River...

Museum Memories

In 1947, the early members of Cordova formed an Isaac Walton league for Cordova determined to bring moose to the Copper River Delta. Merle...

Museum Memories

Throughout the ’40s and ’50s, a steady decrease in the numbers of fish taken statewide was noticed. In the Cordova region, canneries packed 527,000...

Museum Memories

Cordova had expanded its boat harbor in the mid-’30s and now with the throes of statehood upon the territory many debated how that would...

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