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Three Books on Chalkyitsik

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

Chalkyitsik is located on the Black River about 50 miles east of Fort Yukon. The community lies at approximately 66.654440° North Latitude and -143.722220° West Longitude. (Sec. 12, T021N, R018E, Fairbanks Meridian.) Chalkyitsik is located in the Fairbanks Recording District. Chalkyitsik has a continental arctic climate, characterized by seasonal extremes of temperature. Winters are long and harsh, and summers warm and short. The average high temperature during July ranges from 65 to 72 °F. The average low temperature during January is well below zero. Extended periods of -50 to -60 °F are common. Extreme temperatures, ranging from a low of -71 to a high of 97 °F, have been measured. Annual precipitation averages 6.5 inches, and annual snowfall averages 43.4 inches. The Black River is ice-free from mid-June to mid-October.

You can learn more about Chalkyitsik by reading their full profile from the Alaska Community Database.

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

Mobley, Charles M. 2005. Cultural resource investigations for the Chalkyitsik Airport improvements, Chalkyitsik, Alaska. Anchorage, Alaska: Charles M. Mobley & Associates.

Bacon, Glenn H., and Howard Evan Maxwell. 1986. 1986 archaeological investigations at BLR-038, Marten Hill gravel source, Chalkyitsik, Alaska: final report. Fairbanks, Alaska: The Group.

Tanana Chiefs Conference, Inc. 1980. Community strategy plan for Chalkyitsik. S.l: s.n.


Join me next week when our trek through WorldCat takes us to Chase.

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