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Fort William H. Seward

Haines, Alaska
County of Haines.
Port Chilkoot
National Register Number: 72000190
Resource type: District.
Property type: Defense - fortification. The threat level was Satisfactory in
Congressional District: AK-At-Large Certified Local Government: NO
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Statement of Significance (as of designation - June 2, 1978):
Established by Executive Order on December 31, 1898, and first known as Haines Mission, Fort Seward was the last of 11 military posts established in Alaska during the territory's gold rushes between 1897 and 1904. Founded for the purpose of preserving law and order among the gold seekers, the fort also provided a U.S. military presence in Alaska during boundary disputes with Canada. The only active military post in Alaska between 1925 and 1940, the fort was closed at the end of World War II.

There are no threats to the landmark.

There are no changes since the last reporting period. (2004)

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