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Three Books on Angoon

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

Angoon is the only permanent settlement on Admiralty Island, located on the southwest coast at Kootznahoo Inlet. Angoon is 55 miles southwest of Juneau and 41 miles northeast of Sitka. The community lies at approximately 57.503330° North Latitude and -134.583890° West Longitude. (Sec. 25, T050S, R067E, Copper River Meridian.) Angoon is located in the Juneau Recording District. The area encompasses 22.5 sq. miles of land and 16.1 sq. miles of water. Angoon’s maritime climate is characterized by cool summers and mild winters. Summer temperatures range from 45 to 61 °F. Winter temperatures range from 25 to 39 °F. Extremes in temperature have been recorded, ranging from a low of -6 to a high of 77 °F. Angoon receives much less precipitation than is typical of Southeast Alaska, averaging 43 inches annually. Annual snowfall averages 63 inches. Strong north winds during winter months cause rough seas, which may prevent aircraft landings.

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

Jacobs, Harold. 2006. Angoon, AK, October 26, 1882-October 26, 2006: “we yakyee agaal haa jineiyi geinyaax yei tuwtuwangoogu ye” : “the day we paid for a crime we didn’t commit”. Alaska?: H. Jacobs.

Polarconsult Alaska, Inc, and Alaska Energy Authority. 1989. Angoon hydro study. Anchorage, Alaska (1503 W. 33rd Ave., Anchorage 99503): Polarconsult Alaska.

Kootznoowoo, Inc, E. C. Merriman, James Sheakley, Charles W. Bartlett, John Green Brady, Edward DeGroff, A. P. Kashevaroff, and Emily Williams. 1878. Angoon and Killisnoo papers.

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

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