Sitka in Sitka Borough, Alaska — Northwest (North America)
Men of the Hill
Andrew P. Johnson
1898-1986 — Prominent member of the Kiks.ádi clan and a child of the Kaagwaantaan clan:
"And the only place that was called Shee Atiká is the Indian village. The Baranov Hill was an island. At the low tide there would be a sandbar between the round hill and the point. At high tide there would be water. We call that place Noow Tlein."
Kiril Timofeevich Khlebnikov
1784-1838 — Assistant chief manager of the Russian American colonies and manager at Novoarkhangel'sk between 1817 and 1832:
"The Novoarkhangel'sk fortress; consisting … of three towers and a battery of 30 cannons … and a two-storied building … which is used by the chief manager, is located on … a kekur. This formation consists of native rock, rising 77 feet above water, topped by a flat area … Below the manager's housing there are the barracks which accommodate 40 workers. Below this on the rocky slope there are warehouses, barracks and other quarters. … These
Fred Wildon Fickett
1857-1928 — U.S. Signal Corps Private stationed in Sitka from 1882-1884:
"Sitka appears to be quite a pleasant place and I think I shall like [it] here very much. My office is in the Old Russian Governor's palace. I have two large rooms and they are much better than any others in town."captions:
• Andrew P Johnson (1921) E.W. Meme Collection, Saka National Historical Park
• Fred Wildon Fickett, 1882 Fred Wildon Fickett papers, Archives and Special Collections, Consortium Library, University of Alaska Anchorage
• Background. The Russian-American Company at Sitka Sound, Alaska, 1805 By G.H. Langsdorff Alaska State Library, Alaska Purchase Centennial Collection, P20-142
Erected by Alaska Department of Natural Resources • Alaska Department of Parks and Outdoor Recreation.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Places. A significant historical year for this entry is 1817.
Location. 57° 2.918′ N, 135° 20.293′ W. Marker is in Sitka, Alaska, in Sitka Borough. Marker is atop Castle Hill in Baranof Castle State Historic Site. It can be reached via a stairway from Lincoln Street or an accessible but steep Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sitka AK 99835, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. History of Castle Hill (-1804) (here, next to this marker); Ladies of the Hill (here, next to this marker); History of Castle Hill (1804-1867) (a few steps from this marker); In This Place (a few steps from this marker); Noow Tlein (a few steps from this marker); American Flag Raising Site (a few steps from this marker); A Town for an Empire (a few steps from this marker); History of Castle Hill (1867-) (a few steps from this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sitka.
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