Photo courtesy of the Cordova Historical Society

Museum Memories: The younger years of the CoHo

The demolition of the Cordova Hotel and Bar got Cathy Sherman looking through the archives for photos of the building.

Museum Memories: Building the Kuskulana Bridge

The crossing of the Kuskulana River was a major challenge to the engineers of the Copper River and Northwestern Railway, writes Cathy Sherman.
The tip of a replica bone arrow. (Nov. 5, 2019) Photo by Zachary Snowdon Smith/The Cordova Times

Museum replicates historical Native hunting tools

Cordova Historical Museum has produced replicas of Prince William Sound artifacts borrowed from the University of Alaska Museum of the North collection.

Museum Memories: Maude the mule digs her heels in

Cathy Sherman unearths the tale of Maude, an early Cordova resident who wasn't easily pushed around.

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...

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