Museum Memories: Oct. 7, 2017

Fourth of July celebrations in Cordova have been pretty spectacular in the past and in 1934 included this local band composed of drummer George...

Museum Memories: Forest Service’s original ranger boat

Recently the Society published a photo of the M/V Chugach, the US Forest Service’s original ranger boat in Prince William Sound. The Cordova Historical...
Ken and Don VanBrocklin and Bill Sherman decided to expand their business to include an eight-lane bowling alley. The plans were drawn, and construction began in the summer of ’62. The interior equipment was to be all A.M.F. automated equipment and the new, design of rounded seating arrangements. The Club Bowl was set to house an average of 100-150 bowlers who could bowl in four or five leagues. The grand opening at the new Club Bowl was a huge success and as the Cordova Times reported: “a good time was had by all!” Flowers were in abundance around the bowling center with congratulations from well-wishes, which added to the festive atmosphere. After the opening ceremonies, the serious league play began. Cliff Webber of Anchorage was the first bowler to roll a 200 game after the official ceremonies were over. In this photo, Bill and Kay Sherman celebrate! This photo came from the archives and collections of the Cordova Historical Society housed within the museum. The museum is open Tuesday through Friday from 10 a.m. until 5 p.m. and on Saturdays from Noon until 5 p.m. Stop by to see our new exhibit in the Copper River Gallery, “Winter White” featuring all local artists!

Museum Memories: January 13, 2018

Ken and Don VanBrocklin and Bill Sherman decided to expand their business to include an eight-lane bowling alley. The plans were drawn, and construction...
Did you know there was a bowling alley in Cordova in 1908? How about a bowling alley in Cordova in the 1960s? Enjoy an evening of Cordova bowling history on Monday, Jan. 22, when the museum presents “The History of Bowling in Cordova!” Club Bowl’s story began when a team of brothers and their partner decided to expand their booming bar business. Don Van Brocklin and William A. Sherman purchased the bar in 1940 from the Baddon family. Bill entered the military service 1942 and Bob Van Brocklin became a partner in the same year. Bob Van Brocklin died in a plane crash in 1944. Don kept his interest in the business and in 1955 his brother Ken bought in. Bill rejoined the group in 1959 as a partner and in 1962 they began the plans for the bowling alley. Stay tuned for more! This photo came from the archives and collections of the Cordova Historical Society housed within the museum. The museum is open 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and noon to 5 p.m. Saturdays. Stop by to see our new exhibit in the Copper River Gallery, “Winter White” featuring all local artists.

Museum Memories: January 6, 2017

Did you know there was a bowling alley in Cordova in 1908? How about a bowling alley in Cordova in the 1960s?  Enjoy an...

Museum Memories: Feb. 10, 2017

Born of high hopes upon the discovery of oil in 1902, Katalla was deemed a city of the future. Enthusiastic developers drilled oil wells...

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Throughout the ’40s and ’50s, a steady decrease in the numbers of fish taken statewide was noticed. In the Cordova region, canneries packed 527,000...

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Early Cordovan fishing vessels photographed at Parks Crossing on Eyak River. Parks Crossing was named for the cannery that existed near the mouth of...

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Miles Glacier Bridge was the world’s first example of arctic engineering. The techniques for setting the foundations and steelwork for the bridge became standards...

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Recently the Cordova Times received a research request for information on J.J. Carscadden, an early business owner in Cordova and forwarded it on to the...

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Asian market and herring roe on kelp, long a Native delicacy, became very lucrative as a commercial harvest. Herring kelp pounding became a unique...

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