Sitka, AK Overview
The City and Borough of Sitka, formerly New Archangel under Russian rule, is a unified city-borough located on Baranof Island and the southern half of Chichagof Island in the Alexander Archipelago of the Pacific Ocean (part of the Alaska Panhandle), with a land area of 2,870.3 mi (7,434.1 km) and a total area (including water area) of 4,811.4 mi2 (12,460.8 km).The part that is usually thought of as the “city” of Sitka, is situated on the west side of Baranof Island.
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Sitka has an oceanic climate (Koppen Cfb) with moderate, but generally cool, temperatures and abundant precipitation. Average annual precipitation is 131.74 inches (3,350 mm); average seasonal snowfall is 33 inches (84 cm), falling on 233 and 19 days respectively.The mean annual temperature is 45.3 °F (7.4 °C), with monthly means ranging from 36.4 °F (2.4 °C) in January to 57.2 °F (14.0 °C) in August. Only 5.1 days per year see highs at or above 70 °F (21 °C); conversely, there are only 10 days with the high not exceeding freezing.
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The Alaska Raptor Center is a raptor rehabilitation center in Sitka in the U.S. state of Alaska. Located on a 17-acre campus bordering the Tongass National Forest and the Indian River, its primary mission is the rehabilitation of sick and injured eagles, hawks, falcons, owls, and other birds of prey which are brought in from all over Alaska.
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Sheldon Jackson College was a small private college located on Baranof Island in Sitka, Alaska, United States. Founded in 1878, it was the oldest institution of higher learning in Alaska and maintained a historic relationship with the Presbyterian Church. The college was named in honor of Rev.
Sitka National Historical Park (also known as Indian River Park and Totem Park) is a National Historical Park in Sitka in the U.S. state of Alaska. It was established on October 18, 1972 "...to commemorate the Tlingit and Russian experiences in Alaska."
Run by the Sitka Historical Society, it is located in the Harrigan Centennial Hall in downtown Sitka. Its collection focuses on Sitka's history from the Tlingit people, through the European explorations and Russian era and after. The museum also has extensive collections and archives not on display, accessible by staff for research purposes.
Castle Hill is the area of land understood by the Tlingit people to be ceded to the Russian government following the battle of 1804. It is also the location where, in 1867, the Russian flag was lowered and the American flag was raised, marking the transfer of Alaska to the United States.