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Tuesday, October 17, 2017

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

Asian market and herring roe on kelp, long a Native delicacy, became very lucrative as a commercial harvest. Herring kelp pounding became a unique...

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

The first trainload of ore from the Kennecott Mines reached Cordova on April 8, 1911, carrying 1,200 tons of high-grade copper ore with an...

Museum Memories

By the mid 1980s, the economy of Cordova was booming again as many of the fisheries took on a new life with improved methods...

Museum Memories

During the early days in Cordova, there was a small gold rush to Shushana and Cordova was the starting point for those gold seekers....

Museum Memories

While some things have changed in this picture, a lot has remained the same. The cannery in this photo, once St. Elias Ocean Products,...

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...

A look back at Exxon Valdez, 28 years later

Twenty-eight years ago, the spring dawned bright for Cordova but once again, tragedy was about to strike our working fishing community. Focused marketing had...

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...

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