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The life and times of John W. Clark of Nushagak, Alaska, 1846-1896

Author: John B Branson; Lake Clark National Park and Preserve (Agency : U.S.)
Publisher: Anchorage, Alaska : Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, 2012.
Series: Research/resources management report (Anchorage, Alaska), AR/CRR-2012-77.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : National government publication : English
Database:WorldCat
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"John W. Clark (1846-1896) was one of the first Euroamerican residents of Alaska, arriving at St. Michael with the Western Union Telegraph Company Russo-American Expedition to build a worldwide telegraph line in 1866. He was a distinguished trader on the Yukon, Kuskokwim and Nushagak Rivers between 1868 and 1896. Clark lived at Nushagak nearly twenty years and was a founder of the world-renowned Bristol Bay  Read more...
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Named Person: John W Clark; John W 1846-1896 Clark
Material Type: Biography, Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John B Branson; Lake Clark National Park and Preserve (Agency : U.S.)
ISBN: 9780979643262 0979643260
OCLC Number: 794597297
Notes: Shipping list no.: 2012-0282-P.
Description: xiii, 249 pages : illustrations (some color), maps, portraits ; 23 cm.
Contents: Timeline of the life of John W. Clark --
The Western Union Telegraph Company Russo-American expedition, 1866-1867 --
The Alaska Commercial Company and Trading on the Yukon River, 1868-1874 --
Clark trades on the Kuskokwim River, 1874-1868 --
Clark becomes ensconced on Nushagak Bay, 1879 --
The U.S. Signal Service-Smithsonian years in Nushagak, 1881-1885 --
The demise of Charles McKay and his legacy of scientific inquiry --
The Moravian missionaries arrive at Nushagak Bay in 1884, and the Dawn of the Bristol Bay canned salmon industry --
Clark marries, and rival churches spar, 1887 --
Clark and the Bristol Bay Commercial salmon industry --
Clark and the Wood River fish trap --
The Alaska Commercial Company and Trader Clark --
Clark and the naming of Lake Clark, 1890-1891 --
The last years of John W. Clark of Nushagak --
Clark's contribution to Alaska history.
Series Title: Research/resources management report (Anchorage, Alaska), AR/CRR-2012-77.
Responsibility: John B. Branson.

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"John W. Clark (1846-1896) was one of the first Euroamerican residents of Alaska, arriving at St. Michael with the Western Union Telegraph Company Russo-American Expedition to build a worldwide telegraph line in 1866. He was a distinguished trader on the Yukon, Kuskokwim and Nushagak Rivers between 1868 and 1896. Clark lived at Nushagak nearly twenty years and was a founder of the world-renowned Bristol Bay commercial salmon fishing industry. He was an entrepreneurial fur trader and merchant and likely the first English speaking resident of the Bristol Bay region. Clark was a close friend of the Native people of western Alaska and traveled widely about the region by dogsled and baidarka. He married and established a large extended family in western Alaska."--Publisher's description.

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