Sitaantaagu (the Glacier Behind the Town), in Tongass National Forest, was renamed in 1891 to honor Ohio-born, Thomas Corwin Mendenhall. He was the superintendent of the U>S> Coast and Geodetic Survey that defined the exact national boundary between Alaska and Canada. The glacier is part of the 1,500 m Juneau Ice Field and is special to Alaska due to its easy accessibility. It's also a great place to see wildlife like porcupines, bald eagles, black bears, beavers, arctic terns, and waterfowl. Nuggett Falls sits just east of the glacier and visitors can walk up to it.
This Alaska keepsake is hand-crafted from ¾” thick wood with a detailed front design and a short description on the back. You can set it neatly on a shelf, desk, or narrow ledges such as window, door trim, or wainscoting. Group it with other Cat’s Meows to create your own little Village! Look for Casper, our mascot black cat, taking up residence within the design. This is the sign of an authentic Cat’s Meow!