The Dutch established a patroon system with feudal-like rights given to a few powerful landholders; they also established religious tolerance and free trade.
Marathon is the western backdrop of Seward with Harding Ice field lined along the back extending to the coast.
Founded in as the ocean terminus of what is now the Alaska Railroad, Seward prides itself, not only on its natural beauty, but as Alaska's only deep-water, ice-free port with rail, highway and air transportation to Alaska's interior and major urban population centers.
This strategically positions Seward for Pacific Rim maritime commerce. Seward is a progressive community that enjoys a beautiful and scenic natural Alaskan environment with numerous visitor attractions. The town offers day cruises, kayaking, fishing, abundant marine activities and wildlife, unparalleled recreation and is the terminus for the Alaska Railroad.
Seward is the gateway to the Kenai Fjords National Park, was named All-American City in, andand enjoys a low mill rate of 3.
Our population within city limits is about 2, people, with another 2, people living just beyond our city boundaries. Seward experiences a maritime climate with average winter temperatures ranging from 17 to 38 degrees Fahrenheit and average summer temperatures ranging 49 to 63 degrees Fahrenheit.
We can see 66 inches on average of rain a year, and 80 inches of snowfall. We, the City of Seward, are proud to serve our constituents, and encourage you to visit, and welcome you to our picturesque coastal community. Inrussian explorer Alexander Baranof arrived by boat in what is now known as Resurrection Bay.
In Seward celebrated its th anniversary.
Baranof remembered the sheltered waters of the bay when he chose a place to build the Phoenix, perhaps the first ship built on the west coast of North America from The earliest American history of Resurrection Bay began in the 's with the arrival of Captain Frank Lowell, his native wife Mary and their children.
The founders and settlers of the town of Seward arrived in to build the railroad. Seward was named in honor of William H. Seward was responsible for negotiating the purchase of Alaska from Russia in Mile 0 of the Iditarod Trail.
Diphtheria threatened and serum was sent via dogsled to the western community. Mile O in Seward, is marked by a historical monument and additional information can be found at www.
Seward was incorporated inand inPresident Woodrow Wilson chose Seward as the main railroad route into Alaska's interior. The fate of the railroad fluctuated for many years until the advent of World War II. During the war, Seward and its port prospered. Resurrection Bay became a strategic military port, and by the railroad was one of the most prosperous in the United States.
The quake, several tsunami waves, and resulting fires severely damaged the town and the rail yards. Eventually both the town and railroad were restored, but rail service took many years to recover.
Remnants of that earthquake can still be seen along the waterfront today, with a movie being shown at the Seward Library during the summer months.Here is a great article on early American Elrod history from Dianne Underwood who is an Elrod ancestor from North Carolina.
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Introduction - Early Settlers on the Yadkin River- The Muddy Creek Settlement In a group of Moravian settlers came to North Carolina and began a permanent settlement called Bethabara in what is now Forsyth. THE FIRST DUTCH SETTLERS IN AMERICA Following English explorer Henry Hudson's exploration of the Hudson River, a new joint stock company, the Dutch West India Company (), gained colonization rights in the Hudson River area and founded New Netherland (New York).
Here is a great article on early American Elrod history from Dianne Underwood who is an Elrod ancestor from North Carolina.
I want to thank her for allowing me to share with everyone! Introduction - Early Settlers on the Yadkin River- The Muddy Creek Settlement In a group of Moravian settlers came to North Carolina and began a . America in colonial days was a land of farmers.
Our forefathers on migrating to America found no great cities with innumerable openings for the industrious and thrifty, no great industries with salaried positions awaiting them.
America's Early Bibles by Ron Davis (expanded from the Bible Review Journal - Fall ) In the seventeenth century, the Geneva Bible, brought to Plymouth in , and likely to Jamestown in , was gradually replaced by the King James Bible in the American colonies.
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