Anchorage First Settlers
Long before the Alaska Railroad set up shop on the banks of Ship Creek, there were early settlers in the area.
The mouth of Ship Creek, June 29, 1915
The Dena’ina, or Athabaskan people, had villages around Cook Inlet, including Point Possession, which is right across the inlet from Anchorage.
But the Dena’ina did not have a settlement at the mouth of Ship Creek.
One of the First
In 1909, a man named Thomas Jeter built a cabin near a lake. The lake came to be known a…