By the end of the 1930s, there were over 100 airfields in Alaska but only four adequate for modern aircraft. The Civil Aeronautics Act created an authority to regulate air traffic and in 1940 as World War II raged in Europe, Congress seriously considered its Alaskan defenses.
In the early 1940s, Cordova was experiencing growing pains. Luckily, Cordova built a strong foundation on the backs of gritty individuals with convictions determined to maintain a vibrant place in the history of Alaska.
In 1993, fishermen blockaded Valdez Narrows, holding up 25 percent of the nation's domestic oil supply for three days.
A photo from the Cordova Historical Society archives gives us a glimpse of a Copper Day celebrated many decades ago.
If you're looking for a new year's resolution, joining the Cordova Public Library Friends group would be a good place to start, writes Cathy Sherman.
Construction and operation of the Copper River and Northwestern Railway meant good work for many men, writes Cathy Sherman.
A variety of new books have arrived at Cordova Public Library.
The demolition of the Cordova Hotel and Bar got Cathy Sherman looking through the archives for photos of the building.
Cordova Public Library is stocking its shelves with new young adult bestsellers, writes Cathy Sherman.
The crossing of the Kuskulana River was a major challenge to the engineers of the Copper River and Northwestern Railway, writes Cathy Sherman.