Old Savonoski Site

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Old Savonoski Site
1940 image of food caches at site
Old Savonoski Site is located in Alaska
Old Savonoski Site
Nearest city Katmai National Park and Preserve
Coordinates 58°29′41″N 155°15′41″W / 58.49472°N 155.26139°W / 58.49472; -155.26139Coordinates: 58°29′41″N 155°15′41″W / 58.49472°N 155.26139°W / 58.49472; -155.26139
Area 52 acres (21 ha)
NRHP Reference # 78000344[1]
Added to NRHP June 23, 1978

The Old Savonoski Site is the former site of a native village in Lake and Peninsula Borough, Alaska, that was buried by ash in the June 1912 eruption of the Novarupta Volcano. The site is located near the confluence of the Savonoski and Ukak Rivers, and is within the bounds of the Katmai National Park and Preserve.[2] The site was visited by archaeologists in 1953, who identified a nunmber of surviving elements, including fifteen barabaras, or semi-subterranean dwellings.[3]

The site was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[1]

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  1. ^ a b Staff (2010-07-09). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "The Story of a House". National Park Service. Retrieved 2014-02-28. 
  3. ^ "Building in an Ashen Land: Historic Resource Study: Chapter 3: Russian and Early American Influence". National Park Service. Retrieved 2014-12-02.