in the Valdez-Cordova Census Area
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- (gleh nal' len)
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Geography and Climate
- The community of Glennallen lies along the Glenn Highway at its junction with the Richardson Highway, 189 road miles east of Anchorage. It is located just outside the western boundary of Wrangell-St. Elias National Park.
- Glennallen is located in the continental climate zone, with long, cold winters and relatively warm summers. The mean temperature in January is -10 °F; in July, it is 56 °F. Annual snowfall averages 39 inches, with total precipitation of 9 inches per year.
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History and Culture
- The name was derived from Maj. Edwin Glenn and Lt. Henry Allen, both leaders in the early American explorations of the Copper River region. It is one of the few communities in the region that was not built on the site of a Native village.
- The area has historically been occupied by the Ahtna, although Glennallen is currently a non-Native community.
- Federally Recognized Tribe
Facilities, Utilities, and Health Care
- Glennallen is located at milepost 187 on the Glenn Highway, northeast of Anchorage and just west of the junction with the Richardson Highway. It is the supply hub of the Copper River region. The Gulkana Airport, five miles northeast of Glennallen, provides scheduled flights to Anchorage and McGarthy.
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