Stories can be written, spoken or inferred from places and objects; and in a place like Lake Clark, all three kinds are valuable in understanding an area and its people, past and present.
The Age of Air Travel
The first aircraft to land on Lake Clark was a Waco 10 biplane on floats in 1930. This historic flight ushered in a new era and strongly connected the lives of people in Lake Clark with the outside world. Discover stories about the age of air travel in Lake Clark.
NPS Photo / Kent Miller
As the country became more aware of wilderness areas in the 1960s and 1970s, Lake Clark began to receive more visitors. Some just passed through, but others put down roots and built cabins.
In this video, Dr. Michael Etnier describes how animal bones from archaeological sites provide clues for what the landscape looked like in the past and how our world has changed over time. Watch Understanding Climate Change Through Archaeology
The Lake Clark Jukebox Project - part of a University of Alaska Fairbanks program - consists of photo albums and recorded interviews that represent different, but overlapping, historic themes. These include stories about:
Did You Know?
Salmon migrate to the Lake Clark area from as far away as the western end of the Aleutian chain. During their homeward journey, they average 35 miles per day.