In Alaska, in the Nation and the World
In 1911, Cordova residents shoveled Canadian coal into the harbor to protest federal reservations of Alaska coal lands. The event became known as the Cordova Coal Party.
In 1939, Lt. Col. Gregory Holsington was ordered transferred to Chilkoot Barracks in Haines as its new commander.
In 1949, Alaska's General Fund was $450,000 short of being able to pay its bills.
In 1952, an Alaska Air Command C-47 was the first aircraft to land at the geographic center of the North Pole.
In 1972, wilderness areas were established in Alaska's state parks.