Wednesday, May 29, 2013

History Lesson and Pictures

Here are some facts about the area. This information comes from the Haines Visitor Guide.
-White Fang was filmed here. Dalton City was moved to the fairgrounds.
-Haines Highway is integral to the economy.
-Ft Seward was carved out of the wilderness in 1903 by the Army. This base was the focus of economy for 50 years.

-Some buildings date back to the early 1900s.
-The Chisel Building was built in 1916 and is the tallest, at 4 stories, in Haines.

Native Alaskans
-There is a lot of history and language information. More will be posted later.
-Known for Totem Poles
-There is a cemetery with headstones back to the 1880s

Some info,

1 comment:

  1. Nice picture of the hanging glacier!

    Alaska Natives, in this area, Tlingit, have been here for over 10,000 years. Their culture and heritage is precious to us! Make sure take the opportunity to learn as much as you can about their history while you're in the area!

    Fort Seward is such a fascinating place - the buildings are so lovely. Try to eat breakfast at the Halsingland Hotel - really beautiful!

    Thanks for the great pictures - I am enjoying Haines vicariously!