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Author Branson, John B.

Title The life and times of John W. Clark of Nushagak, Alaska, 1846-1896 / John B. Branson.

Imprint Anchorage, Alaska : Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, 2012.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe Archives Fed Docs  I 29.2:AL 1 S/7    ---  Available
Description xiii, 249 p. : ill. (some col.), maps, ports. ; 23 cm.
Series Research/resources management report NPS/AR/CRR-2012-77
Research/resources management report (Anchorage, Alaska) ; AR/CRR-2012-77.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-238) and index.
Contents Timeline of the life of John W. Clark -- The Western Union Telegraph Company Russo-American expedition, 1866-1867 -- The Alaska Commercial Company and Trading on the Yukon River, 1868-1874 -- Clark trades on the Kuskokwim River, 1874-1868 -- Clark becomes ensconced on Nushagak Bay, 1879 -- The U.S. Signal Service-Smithsonian years in Nushagak, 1881-1885 -- The demise of Charles McKay and his legacy of scientific inquiry -- The Moravian missionaries arrive at Nushagak Bay in 1884, and the Dawn of the Bristol Bay canned salmon industry -- Clark marries, and rival churches spar, 1887 -- Clark and the Bristol Bay Commercial salmon industry -- Clark and the Wood River fish trap -- The Alaska Commercial Company and Trader Clark -- Clark and the naming of Lake Clark, 1890-1891 -- The last years of John W. Clark of Nushagak -- Clark's contribution to Alaska history.
Summary "John W. Clark (1846-1896) was one of the first Euroamerican residents of Alaska, arriving at St. Michael with the Western Union Telegraph Company Russo-American Expedition to build a worldwide telegraph line in 1866. He was a distinguished trader on the Yukon, Kuskokwim and Nushagak Rivers between 1868 and 1896. Clark lived at Nushagak nearly twenty years and was a founder of the world-renowned Bristol Bay commercial salmon fishing industry. He was an entrepreneurial fur trader and merchant and likely the first English speaking resident of the Bristol Bay region. Clark was a close friend of the Native people of western Alaska and traveled widely about the region by dogsled and baidarka. He married and established a large extended family in western Alaska." --Publisher's description.
Subject Clark, John W., 1846-1896.
Fur traders -- Alaska -- 19th century.
Western Union Telegraph Expedition (1865-1867)
Salmon fishing -- Alaska -- 19th century.
Nushagak (Alaska)
Alaska -- History -- 19th century.
Added Author Lake Clark National Park and Preserve (Agency : U.S.)
ISBN 9780979643262 (pbk.)
0979643260 (pbk.)
Gpo Item No. 0648
Sudoc No. I 29.2:AL 1 S/7

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