RT Book, Whole DB /z-wcorg/ DS http://worldcat.org ID 794597297 LA English T1 The life and times of John W. Clark of Nushagak, Alaska, 1846-1896 A1 Branson, John B., Lake Clark National Park and Preserve (Agency : U.S.), PB Lake Clark National Park and Preserve PP Anchorage, Alaska YR 2012 SN 9780979643262 0979643260 AB "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.