On June 13, 1962, the Seal Islands became one of fifteen sites in Alaska to become eligible for the Registry of National Landmarks under provisions of the Historic Sites Act of 1935. 24 This Act “declared that it is a national policy to preserve for public use historic sites, buildings, and objects of national significance for the inspiration and benefit of the people of the United States.” Section 462 (b) of this Act empowered the Secretary of the Interior through the National Parks Service to “Make a survey of historic and archaeologic sites, buildings, and objects for the purpose of determining which possess exceptional value as commemorating or illustrating the history of the United States.”25 The Historic Sites Act of 1935, subsequently amended eight times, became known as the National Historic Preservation Act. On September 27, 1966, the National Parks Service presented a bronze plaque to Mr. C. Howard Baltzo, Program Director for the Marine Mammal Resources Program, to commemorate the Fur Seal Rookeries of the Pribilof Islands of Alaska as a Registered National Historic Landmark.26 The plaque was installed at St. Paul Island. In 2008, three non-contiguous units, two on St. Paul Island and one on St. George Island, comprise the National Historic Landmark. The combined units cover about 14% of the land area of the two islands. Designated by the Secretary of the Interior and administered by the National Park Service, National Historic Landmarks are nationally significant historic places possessing exceptional value in commemorating or illustrating the heritage of the United States (36 Code of Federal Regulations Part 65). National Historic Landmarks may be objects, structures, buildings, sites, or districts, as is the case with the Seal Islands Historic District. The Seal Islands Historic District includes the locations of archeological resources, historic seal rookeries and killing grounds, settlement areas, and commercial processing structures on St. Paul and St. George Islands.
On St. George Island, the Seal Islands Historic District includes the structures listed below.
St. George Buildings of Potential Historic Significance but not on the National Historic Landmark Nomination:
On St. Paul Island, the Seal Islands Historic District includes the structures listed below.
St. Paul Buildings of Potential Historic Significance but not on the National Historic Landmark Nomination:
A bronze plaque dedicating the Seal Islands National Historic Landmark was attached to a rock above Kitovi Rookery, Lukanin Bay, St. Paul Island in 1966 by Pribilof Islands Program Director, Howard Baltzo.
Sometime prior to 2008, the plaque was removed and its whereabouts remains unknown to island officials.
The National Register of Historic Places
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