Tag: Alaganik

Cordova Chronicles: Cruising down the river II

In September 1966, with abundant sunshine and a brushless Copper River Delta in the background, my wife-to-be Sue was all smiles after a two-hour cruise/hike to our duck cabin at Pete Dahl. Photo courtesy of Dick Shellhorn

Cordova Chronicles: Cruising Down the River

The Alaganik Landing road was built shortly after the 1964 Good Friday earthquake to provide tidal access to Alaganik Slough, which was now 9-feet shallower due to the uplift caused by that major geological event.

Mark King shares stories of Alaganik’s days gone by

The Alaganik River hummed along as long-time resident and local historian Mark King offered tales of the community’s cultural past.Gaps in the soggy branches...

Cordova Chronicles: History in tangents and circles

Spring cleanup is here again. A lack of snowfall this past winter means debris is already appearing. The annual Cordova Chamber of Commerce Cleanup...

The Readers Respond: More Blasts from the Past

 A trading post of the banks of Alaganik Slough, connected to the RR tracks by a boardwalk, plus an exposed rocky pinnacle and water...

Cordova Chronicles: A dynamite duck pond

Looking back, it is hard to believe that less than a year after the 1963 fire wiped out much of downtown Cordova, the Good...

Cordova Chronicles: The biggest explosion in Cordova, Part 3

While the 1947 blast at Alaganik was a surprise that few witnessed, in 1963 many on-lookers were on hand to see a large, planned...

Cordova Chronicles: The biggest explosion in Cordova history, Part 2

On Nov. 29, 1947, Jimmy LaGasa and Johnny Kulper left Cordova on what The Cordova Times described as “pleasure jaunt”.Undoubtedly, they had checked the...

Unemployment rate up slightly

Seasonally adjusted labor force figures within the Valdez-Cordova Census Area as of Sept. 16 stood at 5,013 employed and 344, or 6.9 percent on...

First community float goes down the Alagnik River

Commentary By Greg Mans For The Cordova TimesPicture this:We are running a bit late.  The flier said to meet at 10:30 a.m. at mile-22 bridge....
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