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Choss Lore

Township Surveys

Presenting early 20th Century township surveys performed by the General Land Office, focusing on land for settlement and agriculture.

No watermarks, no paywalls. These images are in the public domain and are the heritage of all Alaskans.

Choss Lore

1888 Alaska Commercial Co. Map

Presenting a high-resolution scan of a rare map of the state in 1888, focusing on the trade network of the Alaska Commercial Co.

No watermarks, no paywalls. This image is in the public domain and is the heritage of all Alaskans.

Choss Lore

Indexing DNR Historic Book Archives

The Historic Books project, started by the DNR in 2004, scanned recordbooks from the District of Alaska era.

This ongoing project is indexing those scanned books into a digital database to facilitate search and cross-reference individuals.

Choss Lore

Land Claim and Homestead Mapping

From BLM GLO Records and other sources.
Note: Coordinates are approximate and not suitable for surveying or legal use.


Anchorage v1.1 (1910-1980)
Mat-Su v1.1 (1910-1980)
Kenai Peninsula v1.1 (1900-1980)

Choss Lore

The Postcard Photographers of Alaska

Biographical research and example work.

Note: Photographs are reproduced here under Fair Use for the purposes of research and scholarship.
Works subject to copyright may not be reproduced for commercial purposes.

This page will be periodically updated.

Choss Lore

Early Cook Inlet Correspondence

A cache of firsthand accounts from the earliest western immigrants.

Transcribed to enable text searching. This page will be periodically updated.