Museum Memories: May 27

 There were two labor forces in the early Alaskan fishing industry — the fishermen and the cannery workers. Unfortunately, cannery work offered few opportunities for...

Museum Memories

Cordova’s first city hall was an old wooden structure that dated back to 1935, but conveniently housed the administration, civil defense, fire and police...

Museum Memories

The first trainload of ore from the Kennecott Mines reached Cordova on April 8, 1911, carrying 1,200 tons of high-grade copper ore with an...

Look at this elegant holiday party taking place in Cordova circa 1930s. The wallpaper or mural is reason enough to delve deeper into this...

Museum Memories

Talk about a rainy season. In October of 1925, precipitation records came tumbling down and so did houses. On the October 12, 2925, the...

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 – Sept. 23, 2017

Construction of the Mile 13 runway began as part of a national program entitled DLAND (Developing of Landing Areas for National Defense). A loose...

Museum Memories: Feb. 24, 2018

The rush to Alaska at the turn of the century for gold, copper, coal and salmon led to increased ship traffic and accidents at...

Museum Memories

By the mid 1980s, the economy of Cordova was booming again as many of the fisheries took on a new life with improved methods...
The Windsor Hotel

Museum Memories: Oct. 21, 2017

The Windsor Hotel stands as a sentinel at the corner of Second and Browning streets on a snowy Cordova morning. Originally known as the...

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