Museum releases Copper River Highway historical tour brochure

A new brochure providing a historical tour guide from Mile 0 to Mile 13 on the Copper River Highway has been completed by the staff of the Cordova Historical Society and Museum.

Thirteen miles of the Copper River Highway are well traveled on a daily basis, but numerous historic sites along this route are not well known. This section of road follows the original route of the Copper River and Northwest Railway built in 1911.

In 2008, the Alaska Legislature officially recognized and named seven bridges along this section of the highway in honor of former Cordovans. The brochure also tells the story behind the names.

Funding for the Copper River Highway Historical Tour brochure was provided by the Office of History and Archaeology through the Certified Local Government Program and the city of Cordova. The design of the brochure was created by local artist Susan Ogle and photos and text came from the Cordova Historical Society and member Wendy Ranney.

Brochures are available at the Cordova Museum, Ilanka Cultural Center, Chamber of Commerce, U.S. Forest Service, Mile 13 airport, and at the ferry terminal.