in the Valdez-Cordova Census Area
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- Pronunciation/Other Names
- (taz lee' nuh)
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Geography and Climate
- Tazlina is located 5 miles south of Glennallen on the Richardson Highway, at mile 110.5. It is comprised of several small residential subdivisions and a business district. Copperville, Aspen Valley, Tazlina Terrace, and Copper Valley School Road are all part of this area.
- Tazlina is located in the continental climate zone, with long, cold winters, and relatively warm summers. Temperature extremes range from -74 to 96 °F. Annual snowfall averages 39 inches, with total annual precipitation of 9 inches.
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History and Culture
- The village reportedly was a fishing camp of the Ahtna Indian tribes who historically moved up and down the Copper River and its tributaries. Tazlina is Athabascan for "swift water." By 1900, a permanent village had been established on the north and south banks off the Tazlina River near its confluence with the Copper River. During the pipeline era, Tazlina developed around the old Copper Valley School, built to board students from all over the state. It closed in 1971, when local high schools were constructed in the remote areas of the state and boarding schools were discontinued.
- Two organizations represent Tazlina: the Native Village of Tazlina and the Association of Tazlina Residents.
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- Native Village of Tazlina
Facilities, Utilities, and Health Care
- Tazlina is located on the Richardson Highway. There is a state-owned gravel airstrip and a seaplane facility at Smokey Lake.
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