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Three Books on Chitina

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

Chitina is located on the west bank of the Copper River at its confluence with the Chitina River, at mile 34 of the Edgerton Highway, 53 miles southeast of Copper Center. It lies outside the western boundary of the Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, 66 miles southeast of Glennallen. The community lies at approximately 61.515830° North Latitude and -144.436940° West Longitude. (Sec. 14, T004S, R005E, Copper River Meridian.) Chitina is located in the Chitina Recording District. The climate in Chitina is continental, characterized by long, cold winters and relatively warm summers. Total annual precipitation averages 12 inches, with an average annual snowfall of 52 inches. Temperature extremes from a low of -58 to a high of 91 °F have been recorded. Chitina is usually 10° warmer than its neighbor, Kenny Lake.

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

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

Buzzell, Rolfe G. 2003. 2003 cultural resources survey of the Chitina bicycle/pedestrian path, TEA-0850 (23)/60928. Office of History and Archaeology report, no. 103. Anchorage, Alaska: Office of History and Archaeology, Division of Parks and Outdoor Recreation, Alaska Dept. of Natural Resources.

Clarke, Larry. 2002. Chitina past: the late ’40’s. Mansfield, OH: BookMaster’s Inc.

Shinkwin, Anne D. 1974. Archeological report: Dakah de’nin’s village : an early nineteenth century Ahtna village, Chitina, Alaska. [Fairbanks, Alaska?]: University of Alaska.

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

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