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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
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.

Several key buildings of the Landmark continue to deteriorate.

There are no additional changes to the landmark.

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