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Museum Memories

This picturesque photo of St. George’s Church was taken by Eustace P. Ziegler, priest and architect of this local landmark. On April 10, 1918,...

Museum Memories: Feb. 24, 2018

The rush to Alaska at the turn of the century for gold, copper, coal and salmon led to increased ship traffic and accidents at...

Museum Memories: Feb. 10, 2017

Born of high hopes upon the discovery of oil in 1902, Katalla was deemed a city of the future. Enthusiastic developers drilled oil wells...

Museum Memories: February 3, 2018

Carrying on traditions is a way of life for Cordovans, whether it’s celebrating the annual Iceworm Festival drummed up many years ago over a...

Museum Memories: January 27, 2018

A couple of the boys were warding off the cold one night in 1961, and over glasses of their favorite “anti-freeze” they discussed just...

Museum Memories: Jan. 20, 2018

As we continue the bowling story in Cordova, after the opening of the Club Bowl, leagues formed immediately — many were already forming before...

Museum Memories: January 13, 2018

Ken and Don VanBrocklin and Bill Sherman decided to expand their business to include an eight-lane bowling alley. The plans were drawn, and construction...

Museum Memories: January 6, 2017

Did you know there was a bowling alley in Cordova in 1908? How about a bowling alley in Cordova in the 1960s?  Enjoy an...

Museum Memories: December 30, 2017

For the first 20 miles, the Copper River and Northwest Railway route followed old Eyak trails from the lake to Alaganic slough. Plenty of...

Museum Memories: Dec. 16, 2017

In the early days of construction of the Copper River and Northwest Railway, the company property in Cordova included two office buildings, a hospital,...
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