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Sunday, December 17, 2017

Museum Memories

This photo, taken in the late 1930s, shows the work completed on the spit by the Civilian Conservation Corps. This revetment was created to...

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

The history of formal schooling in Alaska is really two stories. One covers the origins and development of schools for those – mostly Euro-Americans...

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: 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: ‘Old Town’ Eyak

Here’s a great image of Cordova’s past. Taken over 100 years ago, this photo shows “Old Town” once known as Eyak and then Odiak it...

Museum Memories: Forest Service’s original ranger boat

Recently the Society published a photo of the M/V Chugach, the US Forest Service’s original ranger boat in Prince William Sound. The Cordova Historical...

Museum Memories

Here’s a photo from the archives that captures an early view of the City airport with some summertime strollers. The first plane landed in...

During the summer

118 years ago, the cannery at Orca was visited by the Harriman American expedition. Harriman’s journal detailed their visit: “The idea of stretching their...

Museum Memories

Since it’s fishing season, we thought we’d throw out a couple of boat pictures to bring back some memories. There is very little in the...

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