Roy Fure's Trapping Cabin, King Salmon, Bristol Bay Borough, AK
Significance: The supurbly crafted cabin illustrates the early Alaskan non-native trapper's way of life, a syntheses of their personal heritage, modern technology, and traditional values, and the conflict that arose between the modern and the traditional interpretation of ownership and resource management. / Roy Fure, a Lithuanian, came to the Alaska Peninsula in the early 1900's to work in the burgeoning fishing industry of Bristol Bay. He trapped, prospected, fished, and worked as a laborer and a caretaker in the area for nearly fifty years. Circa 1916-26 he built this cabin with an exceptional level of craftsmanship. All the logs were hand-hewn to consistent dimensions. Joints and dovetailed corners were carefully crafted to fit tightly. The cabin show Fure's Lithuanian-Russian heritage, as its detailing is uncommon in Alaska except in other structures built by Russians or Russian-Americans.
Survey number: HABS AK-18
Building/structure dates: ca. 1926 Initial Construction