Friday, July 19, 2024

Tag: museum memories

Museum Memories

It’s not Texas! This is our neighboring community of Chitina, up the Copper River and the photograph was likely taken in the early 1900s....

Museum Memories

Mike Heney chose the name “Cordova” for the new townsite after learning of Spanish explorer Salvador Fidalgo’s naming of Cordoba Bay. The incorporation of...

Museum Memories

The first structure to be completed in the new town site was the Northern Saloon. Four days later on July 14, 1908, the Red...

Museum Memories

The Allen expedition opened the interior of the Copper River region to prospectors such as Clarence Warner and ‘Tarantula’ Jack Smith, who discovered the...

Museum Memories

Of all the methods of catching fish, fish traps were the most efficient and cost-effective. More than 40 trap sites were established in Prince...

Museum Memories

In 1947, the early members of Cordova formed an Isaac Walton league for Cordova determined to bring moose to the Copper River Delta. Merle...

Museum Memories

Throughout the ’40s and ’50s, a steady decrease in the numbers of fish taken statewide was noticed. In the Cordova region, canneries packed 527,000...

Museum Memories

Trapping, hunting and subsistence lifestyles were less regulated in the territorial days before statehood. Actually, a lot of things were less regulated before statehood;...

Museum Memories: March 24, 2018

By 1920, Cordova had constructed a wharf to support small boats associated with the canneries that now lined the railroad tracks along the busy...

Museum Memories: March 17, 2018

The steady work to keep the “clam capitol” title took its toll on the habitat and production rate for Cordova clam canneries. Quotas placed...