In 1947, the early members of Cordova formed an Isaac Walton league for Cordova determined to bring moose to the Copper River Delta. Merle K. Smith brought the first moose calves to Cordova in his DC-3. ‘Smitty’ recounted on the first flight, the moose calves escaped their corral and wandered into the cockpit with the pilots. After that trip, chicken wire was installed behind the cockpit!
This photo came from the archives and collections of the Cordova Historical Society housed within the museum. The museum is open 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays.