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1784 - First Contact with Europeans

1795 – The first Russian Orthodox priests arrived on Kodiak Island in the 1790’s. A church established at Three Saints Bay was later moved to “Old” Harbor, gaining its name because the area represented the previous harbor now moved to Kodiak city

1867 – America purchases Alaska from Russia

1920 – A whaling station is set up at Port Hobron, on Sitkalidak Island across from the village of Old Harbor. Established by North American whaling merchants, the station employed some Old Harbor residents

1925 – The first American school is established in Old Harbor. Previous to that, a system of church elders provided education for young people wanting to learn to read and write in both Slavonic and Alutiiq

1936 – The whaling station is shut down, one of the last in North America

1964 – The Good Friday Earthquake and Tsunami of March 26, 1964 destroys most of the community of Old Harbor and the neighboring village Kaguyak. The village is rebuilt and many Kaguyak residents relocated to Old Harbor

1971 – The Alaska Native Land Claims Settlement Act is passed by the U.S. Congress

1973 – The Old Harbor Native Corporation (OHNC) is incorporated

1989 – The Exxon Valdez Oil Spill occurs on Good Friday

1993 – The OHNC makes an agreement with Exxon Valdez Oil Spill Council to protect lands damaged in the oil spill through a conservation agreement that resulted in the Old Harbor Native Corporation Settlement Trust

2002 - The OHNC forms Three Saints Bay, LLC & Subsidiary Companies to begin work in the Government Contracting marketplace

2002 - The OHNC forms Kodiak-Kenai Cable Company a fiber optic cable telecommunication system connecting Kodiak Island and the Western Kenai Peninsula with Anchorage

2004 -The OHNC purchases Grande Denali Lodge and Denali Bluff Hotel in Denali National Park

2007 - The Kodiak-Kenai Cable Company begins providing service to telecommunication common carriers

2012 - The OHNC forms Kodiak Microwave Systems a microwave telecommunication system serving rural Alaska communities

2012 - The OHNC purchases 51% of Delta Leasing a company providing equipment leasing and rental service throughout Alaska

2014 - The OHNC purchases 80% of Great Northern Engineering a company providing engineering services throughout Alaska

2016 - The OHNC sells Kodiak-Kenai Cable Company to GCI