Museum Memories

In May of 1912, the barge called Haydn Brown was entering Prince William Sound with eight on board and being towed by the tug,...

Museum Memories

Cordovans have, for many years, been traveling “out-the-road.” It’s just the mode of transportation that’s changed! This lovely young couple seems to be heading...

Museum Memories

It’s not Texas! This is our neighboring community of Chitina, up the Copper River and the photograph was likely taken in the early 1900s....

Museum Memories

This photo puts the song “Working on the Railroad” into a whole new light. Sometimes, accidents happen. There were times when the Copper River...

Museum Memories

The East Coast-based Alaskan Syndicate struggled with their Katalla route. Open to the Gulf of Alaska and its fierce weather, the docks and breakwaters...

Museum Memories

Mike Heney chose the name “Cordova” for the new townsite after learning of Spanish explorer Salvador Fidalgo’s naming of Cordoba Bay. The incorporation of...

Museum Memories

The first structure to be completed in the new town site was the Northern Saloon. Four days later on July 14, 1908, the Red...

Museum Memories

The Allen expedition opened the interior of the Copper River region to prospectors such as Clarence Warner and ‘Tarantula’ Jack Smith, who discovered the...

Museum Memories

At the turn of the century, the Alaska Packers Association and Alaska Syndicate were powerful entities based out of San Francisco that owned nearly...

Museum Memories

Of all the methods of catching fish, fish traps were the most efficient and cost-effective. More than 40 trap sites were established in Prince...

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