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Seward Travel Guide: 201 reviews and 480 photos
Seward is a picturesque town 127 miles/204.4 km south of Anchorage. It is surrounded by high mountain ranges and lies at the edge of Resurrection Bay and at the base of Mount Marathon. It is known as the "Gateway to Kenai Fjords National Park." Downtown Seward has a frontier-town atmosphere with some buildings dating back to the early 1900's. The town was established in 1903 by railroad surveyors as an ocean terminal and supply center. The city was named for US Secretary of State William H Seward, who was a major player in purchasing Alaska from Russia in 1867. Alaska didn't become a state until 1959! It is our 49th state. Resurrection Bay is a year-round ice-free harbor and Seward is an important cargo and fishing port. Seward's economy depends on tourism, a coal terminal, a sawmill, fisheries, and government offices. Photo: Taken from Miller's Landing campground directly across Resurrection Bay in early June, 1996.
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