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Pearson Cabin (1927-1928)

During the summers of 1927 and 1928, park rangers Fritz Nyberg, Lee Swisher and Grant Pearson constructed this 11x13 shelter cabin near the Toklat River crossing. With $15 for window glass, hinges and nails, they completed the structure. The cabin was built of local spruce, axed and whipsawed to fit, and chinked with moss and dirt.

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Photograph by Jet Lowe, July 1985, National Park Service, Historic American Buildings Survey. [Library of Congress reproduction number: HABS, AK,23-MCKIN,3- (HABS AK-33-2)]

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