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Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Museum Memories

Cordova had expanded its boat harbor in the mid-’30s and now with the throes of statehood upon the territory many debated how that would...

Museum Memories

Trapping, hunting and subsistence lifestyles were less regulated in the territorial days before statehood. Actually, a lot of things were less regulated before statehood;...

Museum Memories

In the ’20s, virtually every island in Prince William Sound that was suitable for raising foxes was under permit with the Forest Service. In...

Museum Memories

Even President Warren Harding became one of Cordova’s visitors in the booming era of resource extraction. During his 1923 visit to Alaska, Harding arrived...

Museum Memories

Cordova began creating its warm, friendly image in this era celebrating holidays like the fourth of July with parades and pie-eating contests, holding dances...

Museum Memories: Alaskan Syndicate’s train excursion

Tourists who took the Alaskan Syndicate’s train excursion on the Copper River and Northwest Railway were treated to the awe-inspiring sight of a 300-foot...

Museum Memories

The Alaskan Syndicate completed the Copper River and Northwest Railway in 1911 and in order to transport the copper ore to the smelters, the...

Museum Memories: March 24, 2018

By 1920, Cordova had constructed a wharf to support small boats associated with the canneries that now lined the railroad tracks along the busy...

Museum Memories: March 17, 2018

The steady work to keep the “clam capitol” title took its toll on the habitat and production rate for Cordova clam canneries. Quotas placed...

Museum Memories: March 10, 2018

The fishing boom in Cordova didn’t revolve just around salmon. Clamming began in the mid-teens with the opening of the Lighthouse Canning and Packing...






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