Air Pollution in Eagle, Alaska
There are possible elevated levels of air pollutants, including sulfur dioxide, in Eagle, AK that may be due to shale rock oil fires in the vicinity. The town is also impacted by smoke from wildfires, depending on wind direction. See link for more info. More »
Charley's Village Collection Images
The following images are some of the highlights from the Charley's Village museum collection. A much larger portion of the collection is represented by faunal remains, bone fragments which give testament of past hunting and butchering episodes at the site.
Some of the artifacts shown below allow us to determine when the site may have been occupied. The Old English tobacco tin can be no older than 1890 as the company which made the tobacco was not in operation prior to then. This type of tin may have been used into the 1930's.
The Winchester reloading tool, although difficult to say absolutely, strongly resembles a military issue .45-90 rifle tool from 1891.
The Novelty Rubber Company, which made the black 2-hole button was only operating between the years of 1855 and 1870.
The remainder of the artifacts shown below are more difficult to date, however they do lend themselves to proving a historic context for the site.
Did You Know?
The 1,979 mile long Yukon River flows through Yukon-Charley Rivers for 128 miles at 6-8 mph, to eventually empty into the Bering Sea.