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Three Books on Allakaket

This week our “Three Books on …” series takes us to the community of Allakaket. Here is a description of Allakaket’s location and climate from the Alaska Communities Database:

Allakaket is on the south bank of the Koyukuk River, southwest of its junction with the Alatna River, approximately 190 air miles northwest of Fairbanks and 57 miles upriver from Hughes. The village of Alatna is located directly across the river. The community lies at approximately 66.562610° North Latitude and -152.647560° West Longitude. (Sec. 14, T020N, R024W, Fairbanks Meridian.) Allakaket is located in the Fairbanks Recording District. The area encompasses 3.6 sq. miles of land and 0.7 sq. miles of water. The area experiences a cold, continental climate with extreme temperature differences. The average high temperature during July is 70 degrees Fahrenheit. The average low temperature during January is well below zero and extended periods of -40 degrees Fahrenheit are common. The highest temperature ever recorded was 94 degrees Fahrenheit and the lowest was -75 degrees Fahrenheit. Average precipitation is 13 inches and annual snowfall is 72 inches. The Koyukuk River is ice-free from June through October.

Looking through WorldCat, we find these three books with Allakaket as a subject, among others:

Motyka, R. J. 1995. Photointerpretive surficial geology of areas surrounding Alatna and Allakaket, Alaska. Fairbanks, Alaska (794 University Ave., Suite 200, Fairbanks 99709-3645): State of Alaska, Dept. of Natural Resources, Division of Geological & Geophysical Surveys. This report is available online.

Alaska, Allakaket (Alaska), United States, H.C. Price Company, and Kelley Hegarty & Associates. 1995. Allakaket: the comprehensive plan : a constitutional mandate for long term survival. [Fairbanks? Alaska]: Kelley Hegarty & Associates. This item is available online and discusses the village’s recovery from the 1994 floods.

Ryan, William L. 1964. Final report for public health service, Alaska native sanitation facilities in the village of Allakaket, Alaska. Anchorage, Alaska: Alaska Native Health Area Office.

Join us next week as our trek through WorldCat takes us to Ambler.

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