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Around Town: Opening reception, Copper River Royal, new support group

The Cordova Historical Society invites the community the opening art show of Friends of the Sound, original artworks by Skyler Lewis from 5 to 7 p.m. Friday, March 4 at the Copper River Gallery. That and other events coming up in Cordova, in this week's Around Town.

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

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

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Early Cordovan fishing vessels photographed at Parks Crossing on Eyak River. Named for the cannery that existed near the mouth of Eyak River which...

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Trains and boats side by side in Cordova – a common sight during the ’20s and ’30s. Here the Copper River and Northwestern Railway cars...

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As Alaskans remember the large gold strikes of 100 years ago, Cordovans experienced something of a gold rush in 1913 when a placer strike...

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Winter proved frustrating, hazardous and even deadly for railroad workers building the Copper River and Northwestern Railway. Two days after this photo was taken...

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The Museum receives numerous requests for research of one type or another throughout the year and one we recently filled was regarding the major...

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In May 1909, Cordova was beginning to really change. According to the Cordova Daily Alaskan, “… Messers, Heney and Hawkins, who arrived yesterday, took...
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