"Wooden Wheel" Johnson became the first resident in the early 1900s. His store and fuel dock, and a fish-buying scow, enabled trollers to stop on their trips north and south. In 1946, Buckshot Woolery opened the B.S. Trading Post to replace the scow. In the 1950s a warehouse was built with an eventual plan of creating a shrimp cannery. The cannery idea was never realized, and the building now stands empty. Woolery closed his trading post in 1973. State land disposal programs have enabled the area to be permanently settled.
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History and map graphic used with permission from the Alaska Department of Community and Economic Development