In 1799, Czar Paul I granted the first charter to the Russian-American Company.
In 1877, Dr. Sheldon Jackson arrived in Wrangell on his first visit to Alaska.
In 1959, 40 high-schoolers from Cordova to Bethel began the first summer science seminar ever held in Alaska. The three-week seminar was designed to increase interest in science by contact between high school students and working scientists.
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