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<br />Sponsored by Staff <br /> <br />CITY OF SEWARD, ALASKA <br />HISTORIC PRESERVATION COMMISSION <br />RESOLUTION NO. 2Z:!ll <br /> <br />A RESOLUTION OF THE SEWARD HISTORIC PRESERVATION <br />COMMISSION, RECOMMENDING THAT THE ALASKA HISTORICAL <br />COMMISSION AND THE U.S. BOARD ON GEOGRAPHIC NAMES OFFICIALLY NAME <br />TIEHACKER MOUNTAIN, LOCATED APPROXIMATELY EIGHT MILES NORTHEAST <br />OF SEWARD WITHIN TIN, RIW, SECTION 9, SEWARD MERIDIAN <br /> <br />WHEREAS, the Alaska Historical Commission serves as the geographic names board <br />for the State of Alaska; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, Tiehacker is the historical name of the 4,300 foot mountain located <br />approximately eight miles northeast of Seward within Township 1 North, Range 1 East, Section <br />9, Seward Meridian; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, an International Geophysical Year marker is located at the apex of the <br />mountain, dated 1957 and inscribed with the name Tiehacker; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, during the early days of the construction of what is now the Alaska <br />Railroad, railroad ties were hand hewn from local trees; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, those who cut the railroad ties were called "tiehackers"; and <br /> <br />WHEREAS, officially naming Tiehacker Mountain would serve as a perpetual reminder <br />of the significant role railroading played in the history of the Seward area and provide a tribute <br />to the tiehackers who helped build and maintain the railroads of the Seward area. <br /> <br />NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED by the Seward Historic Preservation <br />Commission that: <br /> <br />Section 1. An application to officially name Tiehacker Mountain is hereby recommended <br />to the Alaska Historical Commission for review and recommendation to the U. S. Board on <br />Geographic Names. <br /> <br />Section 2. This resolution shall take effect immediately upon its adoption. <br />