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Roy Fure's Trapping Cabin, King Salmon, Bristol Bay Borough, AK



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B&W Photos

HB1410
Wind Generator, Cabin, Woodshed, Looking Northwest

HB1411
Cabin And Wind Generator, Looking Southwest

HB1412
Cabin And Wind Generator, Looking Southeast

HB1413
Woodshed, Cabin, Wind Generator, Outhouse, Looking Southeast

HB1414
Cabin, Interior, Looking Southwest

HB1415
Cabin, Interior, Looking Northeast


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Location
King Salmon, AK

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS AK-18
Building/structure dates: 1926 initial construction
Significance: The supurbly crafted cabin illustrates the early Alaskan non-native trapper's way of life, a syntheses of their personal heritage, modern technology, and traditional values, and the conflict that arose between the modern and the traditional interpretation of ownership and resource management. / Roy Fure, a Lithuanian, came to the Alaska Peninsula in the early 1900's to work in the burgeoning fishing industry of Bristol Bay. He trapped, prospected, fished, and worked as a laborer and a caretaker in the area for nearly fifty years. Circa 1916-26 he built this cabin with an exceptional level of craftsmanship. All the logs were hand-hewn to consistent dimensions. Joints and dovetailed corners were carefully crafted to fit tightly. The cabin show Fure's Lithuanian-Russian heritage, as its detailing is uncommon in Alaska except in other structures built by Russians or Russian-Americans.

Subjects
Cabins


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. WIND GENERATOR, CABIN, WOODSHED, LOOKING NORTHWEST
2. CABIN AND WIND GENERATOR, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
3. CABIN AND WIND GENERATOR, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
4. WOODSHED, CABIN, WIND GENERATOR, OUTHOUSE, LOOKING SOUTHEAST
5. CABIN, INTERIOR, LOOKING SOUTHWEST
6. CABIN, INTERIOR, LOOKING NORTHEAST


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