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 »
Documenting the Site
In 1992 NPS archaeologists set out to find Charley's Village and in August of that summer discovered convincing evidence that they had indeed located the site. The crew mapped and recorded the site, took photos and collected a number of artifacts. A brief report was presented the next spring at an annual anthropology conference, but following this the site then drifted once again into obscurity.
A second crew went out during the summer of 2000 to relocate and assess the condition of the site. Their visit was brief and only a single artifact was collected. A short site report was added to the files and one again Charley's Village lay dormant.
In 2009 another major spring breakup event caused flooding up and down the Yukon. The following summer another crew went out to revisit sites along the Yukon, including Charley's Village, in order to assess damages.
The images below show a comparison of the initial 1992 site visit and the most recent visit in 2010 nearly twenty years later.
Did You Know?
Calico Bluff, a formation from the Mississippian and Pennsylvanian period, welcomes the river traveler to Yukon-Charley Rivers.