Museum Memories

Things began looking up for Cordova by the spring of 1963. The Copper River Highway was on the horizon, fishing was about to start, and sprits were high when sometime in the very early hours near 4 a.m. May 2, 1963, the fire started.

Museum Memories

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

Museum Memories

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

Museum Memories

This clam would be more than enough for a couple batches of chowder! Some very tricky photographic skills led to this posed photo.Commercial clamming...

Museum Memories: 30 Years of Healing

It took Cordovans some time to move forward from the disaster of the ’89 oil spill. In fact, the community became a subject for...

Museum Memories

All Aboard! In this photo from the Cordova Historical Society collection a Copper River and Northwestern Railway engine and cars await passengers ready to...

Museum Memories

Honoring the colors of the American flag are the military personnel stationed at the Mile 13 air base. Note in the background the tail...

Museum Memories

The booming metropolis of Cordova at the turn of the century, complete with an unpaved First Street and wooden boardwalk through town. Not many...

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