Unalaska, Alaska

3/19/2010 10:00:00 PM ·

Very few places surprise me, so I was thrilled when I stumbled upon these old pictures of Unalaska, Alaska.

View of Unalaska, Alaska

Russian Orthodox Church of the Holy Ascension

Sea Otter Fur Trade

Historically, Unalaska had a highly developed and complex society set on the site of some of the most breathtaking views I've ever seen. Even with a very small population, Unalaska has managed over the years to be a popular site for fur trade. In fact, in 1768, Unalaska became a Russian trading port for the fur seal industry, which was eventually monopolized by the Russian-American Company. It was there that Captain James Cook encountered the navigator Gerasim Izmailov in 1778.

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