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Friday, October 20, 2017

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

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

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

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

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

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

For the first twenty miles the Copper River and Northwestern Railway route followed old Eyak trails from the lake to Alaganic. Plenty of gravel...

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 fourth clue...

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 third clue...

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