She is joined here by Mary Ann Paquette and they give a very personal introduction to growing up in Yakutat.The edited section can be found in the Kayamori slideshow.

The photo album is from his collection at the Alaska State Library in Juneau.

There is considerable interest in the album and the images of Yakutat in the early years.

Much trade in the stores was bartered, as few people had cash, the stores accepted such items as gold, fish and furs in exchange for merchandise.

The stores were often the nucleus of small communities and communities often grew because of the stores.

After the 1867 purchase of Alaska by the United States, the firm of Hutchison, Kohl & Company, including Hayward Hutchison, William Kohl, and Louis Sloss, bought the Russian-American Company. Wassermann bought this company, although Hutchison, Kohl & Company was in simultaneous existence and under the same ownership until 1872, when the new company paid off the purchase.

This new company, formed in 1868, was called the Alaska Commercial Company, and did business under this name until 1901; in that year, because of increasing competition in the sealskin trade, the Alaska Commercial Company merged with the International Mercantile Marine Company and Alaska Goldfields, Ltd., to form two new companies, the Northern Navigation Company and the Northern Commercial Company.

This is a continuation of an interview with Jacob Adams, Sr.

on November 15, 2013 by Karen Brewster in the North Slope Borough Assembly's conference room in the Borough's central office building in Barrow, Alaska.

Results of his research can be found in his dissertation Jacob Anań°i Adams, Sr.