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Museum Memories: May 27

 There were two labor forces in the early Alaskan fishing industry — the fishermen and the cannery workers. Unfortunately, cannery work offered few opportunities for...

Museum Memories

Cordovans experienced something of a gold rush in 1913 when a placer strike in the Shushanna district attracted interest. The shortest and most feasible...

Museum Memories: Cordova’s first school

One of our all-time favorite photos, this was Cordova’s first school perched high on the crest of Browning Avenue. In 1908, Miss Meldah Nettleton first...

Museum Memories

Early Cordovan fishing vessels photographed at Parks Crossing on Eyak River. Parks Crossing was named for the cannery that existed near the mouth of...

Museum Memories

Sometimes the work week starts out all right ... and this week at the museum it did! Our first phone call of the week...

Museum Memories

This month marks the 51st anniversary of the founding of the Cordova Historical Society and the 50th anniversary of the first community museum in...

Museum Memories: Cordova’s first school

By 1910 – 1911, Cordovans had their very first new school and were extremely proud of the structure that sat near the crest of...

Museum Memories

Three Cordovan students were awarded Boy Scout Medals of Heroism on Jan. 16, 1930 at the Empress Theater. The boys were honored for saving...

Museum Memories

Following up on our visit with Mrs. Sydney Calhoun who is a former resident of the Mile 7 Naval Radio Station; here is another...

Museum Memories

Things began looking up for Cordova by the spring of 1963. The Copper River Highway was on the horizon, fishing was about to start...

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