Pogoreshapka (historical) in Yukon-Koyukuk (CA) Borough AK


Pogoreshapka (historical), Yukon-Koyukuk (CA) Borough, Alaska

Pogoreshapka (historical) is a cultural feature (locale) in Yukon-Koyukuk (CA) Borough.

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Feature Name: Pogoreshapka (historical)
Category: Alaska physical, cultural and historic features
Feature Type: Cultural
Class: Locale
Description: on right bank of Yukon River about 20 mi. below Holy Cross, Innoko Low.
History: Eskimo village or camp reported with a population of 121 by Petroff in the 1880 Census (1884, p. 12). W.H. Dall gave Gagara-Shapka as the Russian name, meaning loon cap for the village where the natives made birdskin caps (for which Pogoreshapka (burnt hat) is a mistake) (Hodge, 1910, p. 272). Dagorashapka was the name applied in 1869 to a nearby mountain by Captain C.W. Raymond, U.S. Engineers.
Borough: Yukon-Koyukuk (CA) Borough
Latitude: 62.0166664124
Longitude: -160.036117554
GNIS ID: 1896220
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