Sitka, Alaska

What is Sitka, Alaska known for?


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celebrated its centennial, Alaska Airlines introduced a promotional "Gay Nineties" theme with stewardesses dressed in Edwardian (Edwardian era) outfits. That year, Alaska Airlines expanded to southeast Alaska with the introduction of service to Sitka, Alaska. This led to the purchase of two smaller airlines, Alaska Coastal Airlines and Cordova Airlines, in 1968. - SIT PASI Sitka Rocky Gutierrez Airport


called frequently

for Sitka, Alaska, to operate as a tender (Ship's tender) and relay ship for radio communication between Alaska and bases on the United States west coast. She cruised extensively in waters of the North Pacific and was placed in full commission on 4 April 1917 upon United States entry into World War I. She called frequently at Seward (Seward, Alaska), Sitka, Tatoosh (Tatoosh Island, Washington), Ketchikan, and Dutch Harbor, insuring continuous communications between the Contiguous


music recordings

high school for rural, primarily Native, students, is located on Japonski Island adjacent to University of Alaska Southeast. One private school is available at Sitka Adventist School. Libraries Kettleson Memorial Library is the public library for Sitka. It receives about 100,000 guests annually and houses a collection of 75,000 books, audiobooks, music recordings, reference resources, videos (DVD and VHS) as well as an assortment of Alaskan and national periodicals


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is today the border between Washington state and Canada. The other (now with second officer Juan Francisco de la Bodega y Quadra at the helm) moved up the coast according to its orders, ultimately reaching a position at 59° north latitude on August 15, 1775, entering Sitka Sound near the present-day town of Sitka, Alaska. It is there that the Spaniards performed numerous "acts of sovereignty," naming and claiming Puerto de Bucareli (Bucareli Sound), Puerto de los Remedios


arts science

-for-dinner-in-alaska title Diving for Dinner in Alaska publisher Travel Channel starring Andrew Zimmern. In this episode Zimmern ate herring eggs, stink heads, and sea cucumbers. * Sitka was named one of the ''Top 20 Small Towns to Visit in 2013'' ref>


original appearance

, and Alaska . The original church burnt to the ground in 1966, but was restored to its original appearance, with the deliberate exception of its clockface, which is black in photographs taken prior to 1966, but white in subsequent photos. , and as of the end of 2005 had 1,049 interments. It is administered by Fort Richardson National Cemetery.


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at Blue Lake (Blue Lake (Alaska)) and Green Lake (Green Lake (Alaska)), with supplemental power provided by burning diesel when electric demand exceeds hydro capacity. In December 2012 the Blue Lake Expansion project began, which will create 27 percent more electricity for the residents of Sitka. The project is expected to be finished by December 2014. <


reporting abundant

, Alaska Novo Arkhangelsk, Alaska , reporting abundant fur bearing mammals, fish, timber and tillable lands. Baranov, instructed Kuskov to return and establish a permanent settlement in the area. In 1811 Kuskov returned, this time aboard the ''Chirikov'' but found fewer otter in Bodega Bay (only 1,160 otter skins were taken). Three American ships were also operating in the area from a base in Drake's Bay, sending hunters into San Francisco Bay and the surrounding bays. ref name "Ogden


written version

and calendar discord should be changed. Charles Sumner, The cession of Russian America to the United States in ''The Works of Charles Sumner'', vol. 11, Boston: 1875, pp. 181–349, p. 348. Sumner released the written version of his speech on .<


people called

ships, and otter now scarce in Bodega Bay. After exploring the area they ended up selecting a place north that the native Kashaya Pomo (Kashia Band of Pomo Indians of the Stewarts Point Rancheria) people called ''Mad shui nui'' or ''Metini''. ''Metini'', the seasonal home of the native Kashaya (Kashaya language) Pomo people, had a modest anchorage and abundant natural resources and would become the Russian settlement of Fortress Ross. The present name of Fort Ross

Sitka, Alaska

The '''City and Borough of Sitka''', formerly '''New Archangel (Arkhangelsk)''' while under Russian rule (Russian America) ( It is the largest city-borough (consolidated city-county) in the US, with a land area of 2,870.3&nbsp;mi 2 (7,434.1&nbsp;km 2 ) and a total area (including water area) of 4,811.4&nbsp;mi 2 (12,460.8&nbsp;km 2 ). Urban Sitka, the part that is usually thought of as the "city" of Sitka, is situated on the west side of Baranof Island.

The current name "Sitka" (derived from ''Sheet’ká'', a contraction of the Tlingit (Tlingit language) ''''' '' (here contracted to ''Shee'').

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