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Three Books on Chickaloon

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

The unincorporated community of Chickaloon is located within the Matanuska-Susitna Borough, northeast of the community of Sutton. Its western boundary is in the vicinity of the Kings River (mile 66.4 on the Glenn Highway), and its eastern boundary is in the vicinity of Purinton Creek. The Talkeetna Mountains lie to the northwest, and the Chugach Mountains and Matanuska River lie to the southeast. The Chickaloon River and the Kings River are the two major tributaries to the Matanuska River. There are several lakes within the area: Fish Lake, Drill Lake, Bonnie Lake, Harrison Lake, and Long Lake. The community lies at approximately 61.796670° North Latitude and -148.462780° West Longitude. (Sec. 25, T020N, R005E, Seward Meridian.) Chickaloon is located in the Palmer Recording District. The area encompasses 79.4 sq. miles of land and 0.8 sq. miles of water. Chickaloon is located within a transitional zone between coastal and interior climates. The temperatures in winter ranges from -30 to 39 °F. In summer, temperatures range from 40 to 85 °F. The average annual liquid equivalent precipitation is 14 inches. The average annual snowfall is 69 inches.

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

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

Wade, Katherine Wickersham, and Nancy Yaw Davis. 2002. Chickaloon spirit: the life & times of Katherine Wickersham Wade. Chickaloon, Alaska: Chickaloon Village Traditional Council.

United States. 1996. Conveyance of certain Alaskan lands hearing before the Committee on Resources, House of Representatives, One Hundred Fourth Congress, first session, on H.R. 2560, a bill to provide for the conveyances of certain lands in Alaska to Chickaloon-Moose Creek Native Association, Inc., Ninilchik Native Association, Inc., Seldovia Native Association, Inc., Tyonek Native Corporation and Knitatnu, Inc. … November 7, 1995–Washington, DC. Washington: U.S. G.P.O.

Casey, Stanley J. 1982. Chickaloon’s grave: Cook Inlet Region, Incorporated, BLM #AA-11821. Alaska: U.S. Bureau of Land Mangement.

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

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