By Steve Kovacs (Introduction by Chuck Gibson)

LOVELAND, OH (February 25, 2022) – In Issue 2022-039 of Steve Kovacs Fun with Maps, we learn about a park in Alaska.  

You Can Get Lost Here

Glacier Bay National Monument (now National Park) was established on this date in 1925.

The park covers over 3 million acres of mountains, glaciers, coastline, and fjords in southeastern Alaska about 60 miles from Juneau and is part of a World Heritage Site.

The area is both a water and land wilderness and can be visited by cruising, driving, and hiking.

The area is the sacred homeland of the Huna Tlingit peoples who created most of the local place names. 

If remoteness and solitude are your vacation desires, Glacier Bay would make a good choice.

Here is Mitchell’s map of Alaska from 1871, seven years after this land was purchased by the US from Russia.

Alaska: the newly acquired land map – 1871 (Credit Steve Kovacs)

Steve Kovacs and his wife Theresa reside in Loveland, Ohio where they raised their two children. He is a passionate collector of antique maps.

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