Wednesday, May 12, 2010

Sherwood Cabin

As you head north along Glacier Highway from downtown Juneau, past the airport area, and across Brotherhood Bridge you can see this cabin nestled in a grassy field to the left across from Sherwood Drive.


This area was once part of the Jensine Pederson Dairy, which was later purchased by Curtis Sherwood. Sherwood came to Juneau in 1940 from California. He helped incorporate Glacier Highway Electric Association (GHEA) in Auke Bay and was the president of GHEA for seven years. He was an avid birdwatcher and identified the first cowbirds in Alaska. He also studied the predacious fungi in the sphagnum fields around the Mendenhall Valley. He left Juneau in 1964, and the farm was taken over by the Dept. of Roads when the Glacier Highway was built, however, the land where this cabin sits now belongs to a private owner, so please respect the NO TRESPASSING signs.

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5 comments:

Sciarada said...

Good morning Gwyn, the effect of this photo is very suggestive, many compliments

Tina said...

Great photo of that little cabin! :)

SRQ said...

Wow...what a find --- and nice capture! Scenes like that are wonderful. I visited Alaska about 8 years ago, primarily hitting the Kenai Peninsula. Gorgeous! I'm glad I found your site...looking forward to seeing a little bit of Juneau every day.

Hilda said...

This looks like a perfect place to get away from everything! Beautiful photo.

Kim said...

Beautiful shot and so interesting to read the brief history of the owners and land.
-Kim