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A BRIEF HISTORY OF ANCHOR POINT
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Early inhabitants of the Anchor River valley and the beach along Cook Inlet, into which Anchor River empties, were Tenaina Indians, a branch of the Athabascan.

In the summer of 1787 Captain James Cook and the crews of the Resolution and the Discovery sailed into the Inlet looking for the Northwest Passage. Anchor Point was given its name after Captain Cook lost a large kedge anchor to the powerful tide currents.

During the spring of 1896 gold fever brought a group of men and one remarkable woman to the beach south of the "Point" to sluice and pan for the fine beach gold brought in by the tides.

A hardy group of missionaries and homesteaders arrived during the post-war era beginning in 1945, planting crops, raising livestock, and building homes and schools. Many of those early settlers, and their growing families, continue to live in the area and enjoy the beauty and bounty that attracted the native families centuries earlier.

 

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A LITTLE ABOUT OUR COMMUNITY   BUSINESS DIRECTORY  
CHARTERS/ FISHING RELATED BUSINESSES
EVENTS/ACTIVITIES    FISHING   HISTORY OF ANCHOR POINT   LODGING   SIGHTSEEING

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