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This edition was published in by Lake Clark National Park and Preserve in Anchorage, Alaska.

Written in English

249 pages

"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.

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2012, Lake Clark National Park and Preserve
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The life and times of John W. Clark of Nushagak, Alaska, 1846-1896

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Work Description

"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.

The life and times of John W. Clark of Nushagak, Alaska, 1846-1896

This edition was published in by Lake Clark National Park and Preserve in Anchorage, Alaska.


Edition Description

"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.

Table of 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.

Edition Notes

Shipping list no.: 2012-0282-P

Includes bibliographical references (p. 225-238) and index.

Series
Research/resources management report NPS/AR/CRR-2012-77, Research/resources management report (Anchorage, Alaska) -- AR/CRR-2012-77.

Classifications

Library of Congress
F908.C53 B73 2012

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL26198792M
Internet Archive
lifetimesofjohnw00anch
ISBN 10
0979643260
ISBN 13
9780979643262
LC Control Number
2012494206
OCLC/WorldCat
794597297

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