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Quick Facts

  • Location: 55 ° 12' 29" N, 132 ° 49' 36" W
  • Region: Prince of Wales-Hyder (CA)
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  • Elevation: 23 ft (7.01 m)


on W coast of Prince of Wales I., 22 mi. SE of Craig; Alex. Arch.

Name for the "Haida" Indians, the original inhabitants of this village, who came from the village of Kaigani. Hydaburg was founded in 1911 to centralize the school system; a post office was established in 1912 (Ricks, 1965, p. 28). The village is manly engaged in fishing and trapping and has a cooperative cannery (Alaska Sportsman, 1962, no. 12, p. 28). See Kaigani.



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