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Kake Cannery

Kake, Alaska
County of Wrangell-Peterburg.
National Register Number: 97001677
Resource type: District.
Property type: Industry/Processing/Extract. - processing site. The threat level was Watch in
2008.
Congressional District: AK-At-Large Certified Local Government: NO

Statement of Significance (as of designation - December 9, 1997):
Kake Cannery, containing over a dozen buildings constructed from 1912 to 1940, demonstrates trends and technology in the Pacific salmon canning industry. Largely a self-contained facility, the cannery complex includes warehouses, cannery buildings, and housing for workers, all connected via boardwalks. Utilization of foreign contract labor, primarily Chinese, Japanese, Filipino and to a lesser extent, Korean, Mexican, and black workers, propelled salmon canning into Alaska's largest industry in the first half of the twentieth century.

Condition:
Several key buildings of the Landmark continue to deteriorate.

There are no additional changes to the landmark.


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