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Chilcoot [Chilkat] Mission, Alaska

A Presybterian mission boarding school, Chilkat Mission, was built in Haines after the Americans purchased Russia. It burned in 1895. Alaska State Library. Alaska State Library Place File. Photographs. ASL. Title taken from image. Verso: "Boarding school, burned in 1895. Haines Mission, Mr. and Mrs. Willard, House and Bell." Alaska State Library - Historical Collections.

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