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Historical Photographs of Kotzebue Alaska
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Where is Kotzebue Alaska?

Herein are Historical Photographs of Kotzebue.
Some will have links

The Eskimo Nebula - Hubble Space Telescope
The Eskimo Nebula - Hubble Space Telescope - 10,000 years old!
from Astronomy Picture of the Day


Kotzebue Photos Index Page

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If you can put a date or names to these pictures, contact us at dgoertz(at)kpd.otz.org
If you have pictures to share, send them (any format)!

Latest additions here at the top!


July 4th Weekend, 1971:
Kotzebue, 1971 Kotzebue, 1971

Kotzebue, 1971 Kotzebue, 1971

Northernmost KFC Kotzebue Library

Photos provided by Tim Peters


Willie Goodwin and 11 year-old adopted daughter Martha in Candle May, 1945:
Candle May, 1945

Candle May, 1945

Candle May, 1945

Candle
Willie & Mary Goodwin

Willie & Mary Goodwin Trip from Candle to Keewalik:
Candle

Candle

Janet Lee in Dogsled:
Candle

Janet Lee in Keewalik by Abandoned Shack:
Candle

Archie Ferguson's Store. Taken 10-01-045.
Tall man on left is Gene Jack, Pilot & Manager of Arctic Circle Exploration Mining Operations at Candle.
July 30, 1047

Dancers and Drummers July 30, 1047 at the School House:
July 30, 1047

July 30, 1047

July 30, 1047

July 30, 1047

Archie Ferguson's Store

Photo by Janet Lee, provided by Edith Moore.


Kotzebue March, 1969
An old picture post card from a second-hand store in Brooklyn, New York. The subject is "Charlie Allen and Wife - Kotzebue, ALA." The photographers name is Jacobs.

Thanks William Gregory!


Kotzebue Radar Site 1969
Kotzebue Radar Site 1969

Kotzebue Radar Site 1977
Kotzebue Radar Site 1977


Both pictures taken during preparations for an "Ice Fishing Contest" on ice off Front St. March, 1969
Kotzebue March, 1969
In center is C.C, Kelly (with pipe) 748 AC&W Sq. Commander.

Kotzebue March, 1969

Photo provided by Earle Marvin.


Kotzebue July 4 Fair
July 4 fair 1970's - can anyone date this?

Should be 1977 or 1978
People identified fo far: Martin Woods, Snooky Wilson, Brad Reeve, Wayne Norton, Virgil Kennedy, Dolly or Frances Arnold, Phyllis Short, Ed Burrk, Cordella Mendenhall, Glenda McLuke, Gilbert Schaeffer.
Can you find any more?

Photo provided by ______________?


Photos taken in 1945-1947

Kotzebue Grille
March, 1947 - Archie Ferguson's wife Beulah Levy

Kotzebue 1947
April, 1947 - Archie Ferguson & Doc Rabeau. He was the only M.D. in town.

Kotzebue 1947
April, 1947 - Isaac Hensley delivering Ice and Sheefish

Kotzebue 1947
April, 1947 - Archie Ferguson & Restaurant

Kotzebue 1947
April, 1947 - John Cross & Molly Berryman

Kotzebue 1947
April, 1947 - Alice Connelly, Jo Checkmite & Evelyn Reich, Nurses at Hospital

Kotzebue 1947
1947 - Dot Halbasch in snowbank by Radio Station

Kotzebue 1947
April, 1947 - Edna & Julie Todhunter

Kotzebue 1947
1945 - Eric, Betty, Butch and Dorothy at our back door

Kotzebue 1947
1945-1947 - Hospital (Now the School District building)

Kotzebue 1947
April, 1947 - John Cross Magid Building

Kotzebue 1947
March 1947 - Molly Berryman

Kotzebue 1947
March 1947 - Hugo & Gretchen Eckhart

Kotzebue 1947
March 1947 - Louis Rotman

Kotzebue 1947
1945 - 1947 - Kotzebue School

Kotzebue 1947
1945 - 1947 - Judy Halbasch - Ice breaking up in sound. Her new white rabbit parka.

Kotzebue 1947
1945 - 1947 - John Cross Trading Post

Kotzebue 1947
March 1947 - Uptown stores.
No roads, no cars. 2-3 mile walk to Radio Station.

Kotzebue 1947
March 1947 - Front Businesses

Kotzebue 1947
March 1947 - Jim Blanning (ACS) Bev Blanning

Kotzebue 1947
March 1947 - Chief Bob Halbasch at Kotzebue Station
Our dog - Siberian Husky

Kotzebue 1947
March 1947 - McEllan (Teacher) fish racks

Kotzebue 1947
March 1947 - Clara Rotman and Myra Levy - Rotman's Store

Early in World War II, the C.A.A.[precursor to the F.A.A.] established a series of weather/ Aviation Radio Stations in Western and S.E. Alaska. Their job was to provide Air to Ground Communications and weather information to local aircraft [Archie] and to military aircraft en route to Russia. Dot was a radio operator and used morse code to transmit this information. They lived in Government housing somewhere near the airport. No RADAR in those days. There was not one motorized vehicle in town. To go the 2-3 miles to town, they walked or went by dog sled!

Photos provided by Mr. William Boucher and Ms. Dorothy Boucher

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Photos here are all at 72dpi.


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