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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...

Museum Memories

Trapping, hunting and subsistence lifestyles were less regulated in the territorial days before statehood. Actually, a lot of things were less regulated before statehood;...

Museum Memories

In the ’20s, virtually every island in Prince William Sound that was suitable for raising foxes was under permit with the Forest Service. In...

Museum Memories

Even President Warren Harding became one of Cordova’s visitors in the booming era of resource extraction. During his 1923 visit to Alaska, Harding arrived...

Museum Memories

Cordova began creating its warm, friendly image in this era celebrating holidays like the fourth of July with parades and pie-eating contests, holding dances...

Museum Memories: Alaskan Syndicate’s train excursion

Tourists who took the Alaskan Syndicate’s train excursion on the Copper River and Northwest Railway were treated to the awe-inspiring sight of a 300-foot...

Museum Memories

The Alaskan Syndicate completed the Copper River and Northwest Railway in 1911 and in order to transport the copper ore to the smelters, the...




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