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Images of Haines, Alaska

Haines, Alaska, Photo Album
Fort William H. Seward was built in 1902 on a 4,000-acre tract of land by men of the 3rd Infantry under the command of Captain Wilds P. Richardson. Named for the man who negotiated the purchase of Alaska from Russia, it consisted of about 90 buildings when the first post commander, Colonel Thomas C. Woodbury, arrived in November 1904 with 400 enlisted men and 15 officers. The post closed at the end of World War II, and was sold 2 years later to a group who named their new community Port Chilkoot. It was declared a Historic Landmark in 1972.

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Historic Fort William H. Seward at Haines, Alaska