Community and Copper in a Wild Land
The town of McCarthy and the Kennecott Mines National Historic Landmark are a center of human activity, residence and development within the vast mountains, valleys, and glaciers of Alaska's Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve. Community and Copper in a Wild Land introduces the natural and cultural history of this unusual place.
As a general introduction to its natural and cultural history, this book is intended to help those who come to McCarthy/Kennecott and Wrangell-St. Elias National Park feel at home in the place. It was originally written primarily for employees of local tourism businesses, who are a main source of information for visitors. Readers of the preliminary draft recommended that it also be available to the general public. Enjoy!
Written by Shawn Olsen & Ben Shaine
Did You Know?
There are 48 species of mammals in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park & Preserve, ranging in size from the tiny shrew to the mighty bison.