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Ivan Alexandrovich Kuskov

Peg-Legged Officer

Russian American Company

HQ Phone: (907) 747-6228

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Russian American Company

134 Lincoln Street

Sitka, Alaska 99835

United States

Company Description

Russian Arts & Crafts: porcelain, dolls, lacquer boxes, Russian Christmas, Faberge jewelry, antique samovars. High quality and large selection since 1980. ... more

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Background Information

Affiliations

Founder
Fort Ross Conservancy Incorporated

Founder
the colony

Web References (49 Total References)


Blog about California's Russian River Valley ~ Western Sonoma Wine Country ~ Pacific Coast ~ Vacation Rentals

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The establishment of the Russian colony in California is associated with the name of Ivan Kuskov, a native of the Vologda Region who worked for the Russian-A


Sea Ranch Escape Vacation Rental Homes

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In the spring of 1812, Ivan Kuskov, a peg-legged officer of the Russian American Fur Company, was the first white man to walk this coast. With a group of 120 Russians and Aleut Indians, he was looking to establish a trading station and base to hunt sea lions and otters. Although Spain claimed this territory, none of its subjects had ever visited; so Kuskov did not seek any permission for his endeavor. He gave the nearby Indians three horses, three pairs of breeches, three blankets, two axes and a handful of beads in exchange for the 1000 acres to establish Fort Ross.

In contrast to the Pomos, Kuskov and his men struggled to obtain a livelihood by tilling the soil, planting orchards, raising livestock, logging redwoods, and harvesting sea otters.


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The Russian-American Company's Ivan Kuskov sailed into Bodega Bay in 1809 on the Kodiak and returned to Novo Arkhangelsk, Alaska, with beaver skins and 1,160 sea otter pelts. By 1817 sea otter in the area were practically eliminated.


Ft.RossClosure2009

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Fort Ross is a designated National Historic Landmark and was established by Ivan Kuskov of the Russian American Company.


The Sea Ranch Village: History of the Sea Ranch Area

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In the spring of 1812, Ivan Kuskov, a peg-legged officer of the Russian American Fur Company, was the first white man to walk this coast. With a group of 120 Russians and Aleut Indians, he was looking to establish a trading station and base to hunt sea lions and otters. Although Spain claimed this territory, none of its subjects had ever visited; so Kuskov did not seek any permission for his endeavor. He gave the nearby Indians three horses, three pairs of breeches, , three blankets, two axes and a handful of beads in exchange for the 1000 acres to establish Fort Ross.

In contrast to the Pomos, Kuskov and his men struggled to obtain a livelihood by tilling the soil, planting orchards, raising livestock, logging redwoods, and harvesting sea otters.

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