Trapping, hunting and subsistence lifestyles were less regulated in the territorial days before statehood. Actually, a lot of things were less regulated before statehood; even eagles were considered predators and swans delicacies. Marten, mink, wolverine, coyote, fox, lynx and river otter were all trapped, harvested and sold. Furs were a major factor in the early economy of Cordova and the Prince William Sound islands in the region.
This photo came from the archives and collections of the Cordova Historical Society housed within the museum. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.