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Three Books on Chisana

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

Chisana lies deep within Wrangell-St. Elias National Park. It lies on the north bank of Chathenda Creek, 1.7 miles east of its junction with the Chisana River. It is located about 30 miles southeast of Nabesna. The community lies at approximately 62.066110° North Latitude and -142.040830° West Longitude. (Sec. 6, T003N, R019E, Copper River Meridian.) Chisana is located in the Chitina Recording District. The area experiences a continental climate, with long, cold winters, and relatively warm summers. Temperature extremes range from a low of -62 to a high of 91 °F. Total precipitation averages 13 inches per year, with annual snowfall averaging 61 inches.

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

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

Bleakley, Geoffrey T. 1996. A history of Chisana Mining District, Alaska, 1890-1990. Anchorage, Alaska: Dept. of the Interior, National Park Service, Alaska System Support Office, Division of Cultural Resources. Read this book online.

Davis, Craig W., David E. Snow, and Robert L. S. Spude. 1984. The U.S. Commissioner’s court, the U.S. Commissioner’s residence, and the women’s jail, Chisana Historic District, Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve, Alaska. Anchorage, Alaska: Alaska Regional Office, National Park Service, U.S. Dept. of the Interior.

Cairnes, D. D. 1914. Chisana goldfields. S.l: s.n.

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

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