Kodiak Island Borough
borough is up for adoption...
Communities [population in brackets]:
|Larsen Bay 
|| Old Harbor 
||Port Lions 
Seated on the eastern side of the Gulf of
Alaska, Kodiak Island has been continuously inhabited
since 8,000 B.C. Three different and distinct cultural traditions
have been identified by archaeologists. First European contact came
in 1784 when Russian fur trappers founded a Russian settlement at Three
Saints Bay, near the present-day village of Old Harbor. Kodiak Island
Borough encompasses 6,559 square miles of land and with a population of
Kodiak Island held the first capital of
Russian Alaska (Kodiak), which moved to Sitka when Alaska was purchased by
the U.S. in 1867. Since the Aleutian Campaign of World War II, several
branches of the military have maintained a presence in Kodiak. The 1960s
brought growth in commercial fisheries and fish processing. The Borough
was incorporated in 1963.
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