The Story of Sitka The Historic Outpost of the Northwest Coast.pdf

The Story of Sitka The Historic Outpost of the Northwest Coast

Clarence Leroy Andrews

Excerpt: ...were taught navigation, mathematics, astronomy, bookkeeping, and other branches of learning. Some of the best pupils, both Russian and Creole, were sent to St. Petersburg for more advanced instruction. Chief Manager Etolin was the especial patron of education, and made many improvements in the system. Under the auspices of Madame Etolin, who was a native of Helsingfors and 59 was educated in the schools of that city, a school was opened and maintained by the Company for the girls of the colony. After the transfer to the United States of the Territory the teachers returned to Russia and the schools were closed. 60 CHAPTER VI SOCIAL LIFE At the top of the kekoor, or the Baranof Hill as it was called in recent years, there stood a building occupied during Russian days as a residence by the chief managers of the Russian American Company. The one known to the residents and visitors of the earlier days of the American occupation was known as the Baranof Castle, although Baranof himself never lived in it. There were three, if not four different buildings which occupied that position. The first to be placed there was built at once upon the founding of the post and is described by Resanof in his letters to the Company as being a very “Unpretentious building, and poorly constructed.” Before the close of Baranof’s administration, however, according to the account of Captain Golofnin, it was an establishment well built and furnished with some degree of luxury. The Baranof Castle. Built in 1837 for the official residence of the chief managers of theRussian American Company, and occupied from the time of Kuprianofuntil 1867. It was the headquarters building of the Commanding Officersof the U. S. troops 1867 to 1877, and was destroyed by fire in 1894. The U. S. Agricultural Department building occupies the site at the present time. 61 The structure known as the Baranof Castle, which stood on the hill at the time of the transfer to the United...

28 Feb 2010 ... Garnet musket ball from excavations at Sitka, Alaska. ... The tumultous history of the founding of this outpost near a Tlingit village called Gajaa ...

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