Sunrise over Thomsen Harbor in Alaska The City and Borough of Sitka is a unified... (YY3-1359039)
Caption: Sunrise over Thomsen Harbor in Alaska The City and Borough of Sitka is a unified city-borough located on the west side of Baranof Island in the Alexander Archipelago of the Pacific Ocean part of the Alaska Panhandle, in the U S state of Alaska With an estimated population of 8, 986 in 2005, Sitka is the fourth-largest city by population in Alaska The Russian capital of Alaska before 1867 Mount Edgecumbe is the current name of a dormant volcano located at the southern end of Kruzof Island, Alaska, of which it is the highest point In the Tlingit language it is called L’ux 1 Mt Edgecumbe is a local landmark and a tourist attraction On April 1, 1974, a local prankster named Porky Bickar flew in and ignited 100 old tires in the crater, convincing nearby residents of Sitka, Alaska that the volcano was erupting. Image Code: YY3-1359039. Photographer: Jeffrey Wickett. Collection: age fotostock. Rights Managed
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