Photo Credit: Frank Kovalchek

Maps

Maps

If a photo is worth a thousand words, a map probably comes in at a million words.  Here are some selected maps that educators and students may find useful.  Some of the websites that are especially useful is the Library of Congress  and searching the Alaska Digital Archives.  Also, commercial sites, such as Raremaps.com can be incredible resources of rare maps that might not be found elsewhere.


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KENAI PENINSULA AND MOOSE PASS MINING DISTRICT

Alaska Digital Archives
Relevance: ***

This map shows the mining claims, military roads, and established trails in 1910.


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MILLROY’S MAP OF ALASKA AND KLONDYKE (sic) MINING ACTIVITY (1897)

Library of Congress
Relevance: *

Map of Alaska and Northern Canada mining activity.  Although not specific to Kenai, it can give an idea of what mining activity was going on at the height of the Hope / Sunrise Gold Rush.

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RUSSIAN ALASKA 1862

Library of Congress
Relevance: *
Provides a view of Russian Alaska about the time of transfer to United States..

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NORTHWEST PASSAGE (VARIOUS)

Alaska Digital Archives
Relevance: ***

Various maps show the understanding (or lack thereof) of the coastline of Alaska.


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VARIOUS VIEWS OF ALASKA AND THE WORLD

RUSSIAN MAP SHOWING BERING VOYAGE – Created 1758
DE L’ISLE FRENCH MADE MAP– Created 1750
CAPTAIN COOK ‘LEGENDARY LOST’ CHARTS– Created 1784
VIEW OF THE WESTERN HEMISPHERE (ALASKA UNKNOWN) 1691