“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”
“Bite-Size Bits of Local, National, and Global History”

Sitka Borough Alaska Historical Markers

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By Mike Stroud, 1996
Alaska Pioneer Home
Alaska (Sitka Borough), Sitka — 250th Anniversary of the Bering- Chirikov Expedition1741-1991
[Top rim]: К 250 летию экспедиции В. И. Беринга и А.И. . . . — Map (db m8448) HM
Alaska (Sitka Borough), Sitka — Alaska Native Brotherhood HallHas Been Designated a National Historic Landmark

This site possesses national significance in commemorating the history of the United States of America. The hall is the place of importance in the native community. The original chapter of Alaska Native Brotherhood built this hall in 1914 to . . . — Map (db m133827) HM

Alaska (Sitka Borough), Sitka — Emmons HouseHistoric Sitka Alaska
Captain George Foster Emmons (1811-1884), commander of the USS Ossipee, sailed into the Sitka harbor with United States and Russian Commissioners for the ceremony transferring the Alaskan territory to the United States on 18 October . . . — Map (db m118712) HM
Alaska (Sitka Borough), Sitka — In This Place
The first American flag was raised by a colorguard from Company F, 9th Infantry, to signify the transfer of Alaska from czarist Russia. The first 49 star American flag was raised on July 4, 1959, by a colorguard from the First Battle Group 9th . . . — Map (db m133863) HM
Alaska (Sitka Borough), Sitka — Sentinel of a Divided Town
The replica blockhouse before you, a symbol of Russia's role in Alaska's history, represents the walled fortifications that defined the limits of its control. These blockhouses, or watchtowers, each housing cannons, protected the Russian . . . — Map (db m133826) HM
Alaska (Sitka Borough), Sitka — St. Michael's Cathedral
Has been designated a Registered National Historic Landmark Under the provisions of the Historic Sites Act of August 21, 1935 This site possesses exceptional value in commemorating and illustrating the history of the United States — Map (db m133922) HM
Alaska (Sitka Borough), Sitka — Tilson Building
This large frame house was constructed as a Russian residence about 1835. Although there has been some modification the building is thought to be the finest remaining example of Russian secular architecture in Alaska. — Map (db m133829) HM

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May. 25, 2020