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Forgotten World War II Landscapes: Data Gaps in the Documentation of Fort J.H. Smith and Fort Tidball, Kodiak Island, Alaska

Author(s): Dawn Ramsey Ford

Year: 2017

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Summary

Coastal Alaska played an important role in U.S. defenses for the Pacific Theater during World War II. Many resources on Kodiak Island have been listed on the National Register of Historic Places. These include the Kodiak Naval Operations Base, Fort Greely, and Fort Abercrombie which are listed together as a National Historic Landmark. Two other installations within the military command structure on Kodiak Island include Fort Tidball and Fort J.H. Smith. These two installations and the batteries under their command were part of the larger command network in the Pacific Theater and should be considered and documented as important components of a complex World War II landscape on Kodiak Island. This poster will address components of the two military installations and the challenges of incorporating large landscapes and historic districts into Section 106 compliance activities.


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Forgotten World War II Landscapes: Data Gaps in the Documentation of Fort J.H. Smith and Fort Tidball, Kodiak Island, Alaska. Dawn Ramsey Ford. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 428948)


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min long: -169.717; min lat: 42.553 ; max long: -122.607; max lat: 71.301 ;

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Abstract Id(s): 16642

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America