Like different elements of the nation, Asian immigrants have a protracted historical past in Alaska. In addition to constructing railroads and dealing in mines, additionally they performed a serious function within the cannery trade.
As Alaska Public Media’s Jeff Chen studies, the Chinese language immigrants who arrived earlier than statehood helped develop Alaska’s wild salmon trade into the worldwide, multi-billion-dollar financial system that it’s right now.
Photographs and photographs on this story have been generously offered by:
Bruce Anderson and Jensen Corridor Artistic for NN Cannery Historical past Challenge
JF Heinbockel / Payne-Heinbockel household
San Francisco Maritime Nationwide Historic Park
College of Washington Libraries Particular Collections
Alaska Movie Archives