National Geographic : 1913 Feb
MOUNT EDGECOMBE AND SITKA The town of Sitka is historically the most notable settlement in Alaska. It was founded as Fort Archangel Gabriel bythe Russians in 1799, about 6 miles from the present site, to which the move was made in 1804, and was transferred to the United States in1867. The town and its inhabitants preserve many Russian characteristics, and it is still the see of a Russian orthodox bishop. Its climate ismore equable than that of Ottawa and its annual temperature higher. Mount Edgecombe is a volcano 3,467 feet high.