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Saturday, December 16, 2017

Museum Memories

And on this day before Christmas Eve, we share a photo of a snowy Christmas Eve in Cordova circa 1920, looking as pretty as...

Museum Memories

This passenger engine sits idle at the Copper River and Northwest Railway Roundhouse site after its life of dedicated service. After the Railway closed...

Museum Memories: Oct. 7, 2017

Fourth of July celebrations in Cordova have been pretty spectacular in the past and in 1934 included this local band composed of drummer George...

Museum Memories: First airplane landing in Cordova

Cordova had a lot going on in the roaring ’20s, but no air service until 1929, when the first airplane, a Gorst Air Loening...

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...

Good Friday earthquake devastated Copper River Highway

The 1964 Good Friday earthquake struck the Prince William Sound Region on March 27th.  This magnitude 9.2 earthquake wrought major changes in the physical...

Museum Memories

The next series of pictures we publish will be in association with the 2017 Iceworm Tail Clues, since we do LOVE history!The second clue...
Cordova’s first city hall was an old wooden structure that dated back to 1935, but conveniently housed the administration, civil defense, fire and police departments as well as the local gymnasium. It was recognized in the late ’60s that improved facilities were needed to house the range of growing city functions in Cordova, along with the fact that basketballs bouncing steadily above office spaces left a little to be desired! And do you know what this building is now? Why, Bidarki Recreation Center.

Museum Memories: Dec. 9, 2017

Cordova’s first city hall was an old wooden structure that dated back to 1935, but conveniently housed the administration, civil defense, fire and police...

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...

Look at this elegant holiday party taking place in Cordova circa 1930s. The wallpaper or mural is reason enough to delve deeper into this...

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