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Also known as Curyung and Kanakanak, Dillingham is a city on Nushagak Bay, an inlet of Bristol Bay, which is itself an arm of the Bering Sea, in southwestern Alaska. The area around Dillingham was inhabited by the Yupik people, and became a trade center when the Russians built a post there in 1818. In 1881, after the Alaska Purchase, the U.S. Signal Corps built a weather station there, soon after which several salmon canneries were constructed.



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