Kake

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Quick Facts
  • Location: 56 ° 58' 33" N, 133 ° 56' 50" W
  • Region: Petersburg (CA)
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  • Elevation: 62 ft (18.9 m)

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About
population 455, on NW coast of Kupreanof I., Alex. Arch.

History
Tlingit Indian village named for the Kake tribe living there. The original local village name was "S'ikanakhse'ni" reported to possibly mean "from a black bear town" (Hodge, 1907, p. 644). Fishing and canning are the economic base of the town. The population was 234 in 1890; 232 in 1910; 387 in 1920; 386 in 1930; 419 in 1939; and 376 in 1950. The Kake post office was established in 1904 (Ricks, 1965, p. 30).

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