Museum Memories: ‘Old Town’ Eyak

Here’s a great image of Cordova’s past. Taken over 100 years ago, this photo shows “Old Town” once known as Eyak and then Odiak it was where our community first started out. This image was probably taken close to where Center Drive is located today. The tram tracks ran through the middle of the street and were used to push carts of salmon from Lake Eyak to the canneries on Odiak Slough. Wooden boardwalks were the sidewalk of the day and if you look closely you can see Cordova Drug in the background.  There’s even a dog hiding in the this photo … can you find it?

This photo came from the archives and collections of the Cordova Historical Society.