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A Fun, Nostalgic Look at Alaska

Browse through this amazing treasure chest of cherished memories that will fill your heart and feed your soul.

And we invite you to share your memories


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Anchorage Memories

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Here's to all those great Anchorage Memories


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Alaska Adventures

Alaska Adventures

Alaska is a huge state
and the variety of
adventures that are experienced
by Alaskans and visitors alike
are endless.

Alaska Adventures
are stories from people
who live in Alaska,
used to live in Alaska,
or from people
who experienced Alaska
during a visit.



Alcan Highway Stories

Alcan Highway Stories

Alcan Highway stories
by people who have
driven and experienced
the Alaska Highway.

Gravel flying off the road
as other cars and trucks
passed you on the other side,
caused many a broken headlight
and cracked thousands
of windshields. And flat tires
were a common,
everyday hazard.



Anchorage Alaska Stories

Anchorage Alaska Stories

Do you have a story
about living in Anchorage Alaska,
or visiting Anchorage?

Were you living in Anchorage
before Alaska became
the 49th state?
Do you still live in Anchorage,
or did you visit
Alaska's largest city?


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Great Alaskan Earthquake Stories

Great Alaskan Earthquake

5:36pm, Good Friday,
March 27th, 1964

It felt like it would
never stop. And when it
was over we learned that it
was a magnitude 9.2 earthquake
that had lasted 5 minutes.
And it was the most powerful earthquake ever recorded
in north America.



Fur Rondy Stories

Fur Rondy Stories

Back in 2012,
the Fur Rendezvous Festival

was selected as the
number one Winter Carnival
in the world,
by National Geographic Traveler.

In Alaska, everyone knows
that late February
is time for fun.



Palmer Alaska Wasilla Alaska Stories

Palmer Alaska
Wasilla Alaska Stories

Memories of life in
the Matanuska Valley.

Palmer is, among other things,
home to the world famous farms
that grow monster sized cabbages and other veggies that
are displayed each year
at the Alaska State Fair
in Palmer.


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Kenai, Soldotna Stories

Kenai - Soldotna Stories

The Kenai peninsula is home to Naptown, Soldotna and
of course the world famous
Kenai river.

And as you travel the
Kenai area you also see
lots and lots of wonderful
and rustic lodges along the way.



Anchorage Radio and
Television Stories

Do you remember your
favorite Alaska radio and
television shows?

Check out these fun
stories and
remember when.



Funny Alaska Stories

Funny Short Stories

Funny Short Stories
about Alaska that are
guaranteed to
make you smile.
These are original stories
about Alaska.

Take a moment to enjoy
and smile.



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Anchorage Coke Show Memories

Coke Show Memories

Coke Show Memories takes you
back to 1959 to 1969
when Anchorage Alaska DJ
Ron Moore played the hits
from high atop the
Bun Drive-in.

Lots of great Alaska memories.



Marcus in the Morning on KFQD and Magic 98.9FM in Anchorage, Alaska, as the inept spy Double-Oh-Marcus from his Alaska movie,

Marcus in the Morning

Remember Marcus in the Morning
on KFQD and
Magic 98.9FM radio
in Anchorage, Alaska?

Did you know that
Marcus starred in a
mini movie titled
"Double-Oh-Marcus;
The Spy Who Flubbed Me."




The Varsity Show, Anchorage

The Varsity Show

The Varsity Show was
a live TV dance show
on KTVA Channel 11
for Anchorage teens.


Did you dance, or work on
The Varsity show?


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Northern Lights, Alaska

Northern Lites

A fun collection
of very short stories about
Alaska that have been
submitted by visitors here
on AnchorageMemories.com.

And, you'll discover the
real Northern Lights too.



Alaskan Railroad

Alaskan Railroad

Peaceful railway trips
through beautiful valleys
surrounded by majestic
Alaskan mountains
and over swift running
streams and rivers.

Enjoy an
Alaska Railroad Adventure




Alaska Cuisine

Alaska Cuisine

Stories about yummy
Alaska food recipes for your
reading and dining
enjoyment.

Do you have Alaska
food recipes
that you
can share?


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Alaska Stories

List of Alaska Stories

This convenient list
of fun stories
will help you
quickly discover
the Alaska adventures
you want to read about.

The moose above
loves them.






Frequently Asked Questions

Answers to posting your
stories for our
website visitors.

Read these to make sure
your stories will be accepted.



How to Post
Your Stories

Easy to follow,
Step-by-step instructions
for posting your precious
Alaska memories right here
for your family and friends
to enjoy.

It's Easy, It's Fast, It's Fun



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Alaska Cache

Anchorage Memories
Cache

A fun place where you'll discover


nostalgic Alaska T-shirts,


the Marcus in the Morning movie

and more fun.




Anchorage Memories T-Shirts

Unique Alaska T-shirts
that are all about
memories of Alaska.

And when someone asks you
about your Anchorage Memories
T-Shirt, you can tell them the
story behind your T-Shirt.




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Meet Mary

Meet Mary who was
born and raised in Anchorage
and spent her summers
at her families
commercial fishing site
in Cook Inlet.

Mary has a lifetime
of precious Alaska
stories to tell.



Meet Mike

Meet Mike and discover
how he first came to Anchorage, Alaska when he was just 3 years old.

Mike has a treasure chest
full of stories to tell
about when he lived in
the last frontier.




Digital Memories by Michael

Digital Memories by
Michael

Michael preserves your
precious Alaska photos and
family memories
in a beautiful
digital slide show
creating a cherished
family heirloom
for generations to come.


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Contact Us, Anchorage Memories

Contact Us

Do you have a question?
Do you have a comment?
Or, would you just like to
say hello?
We'll get back to you
within 48 hours

We're Mike and Mary and
we love hearing from our
website visitors and
it's oh, so easy to get in touch.



Anchorage Memories Blog

Anchorage Memories
Blog

Keeps you up-to-date
whenever we add new
Alaska stories
on AnchorageMemories.com

So you can stay connected.




A Live Alaska Show

Anchorage Memories author
Michael Dougherty presents

"Humorous Stories from
ALASKA... and beyond"

A fun live show
guaranteed to make you
and your group smile.

Watch these fun stories

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Alaska Facts

Interesting Facts
About Alaska

Do you know who created
the Alaska flag design?

What do you know about
Alaska Lakes?

What's the biggest fish
ever caught in Alaska?





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It's Easy, It's Fast, It's Fun

We've made it so easy for you to post your stories right here.

Just take a quick moment to look over our Frequently Asked Question, FAQ page and then find the most appropriate section of our website for your story and start writing.

What could be easier than that?


Hello,

We're Mike and Mary Dougherty and we created Anchorage Memories.com

Mary was born in the old Providence Hospital and raised in Anchorage. You can Meet Mary right here.


Mike's family first came to Anchorage in the 1950's when Mike was only 3 years old. (ok, you do the math and you'll find out Mike's age). You can Meet Mike right here.


Mary and I grew up, went to school, got married and had our children in Anchorage. So for us, like many of you, Alaska is a magical place. And like a visit to the Anchorage Museum, a stroll through Anchorage brings back a flood of incredible memories.


Mary is part Alaskan Indian and her family owns Point Possession, a commercial fishing site that sits right across Cook Inlet from Anchorage. Her family fished there every summer. Some family members still carry on that tradition.


Mike's father was a heavy equipment operator and cleared much of the land in and around Anchorage including A&W Rootbeer near Mountain View, East Anchorage High School and West Chester Lagoon, just to name a few.

Mary and her family grew up in and around downtown Anchorage, while Mike's family lived in Anchorage, Wasilla, and in Cordova in Prince William Sound where Mike was a commercial fisherman.


Together, Mike and Mary have shared a lifetime of incredible Alaska memories.


Share Your Memories

With all that in mind, what better way to pay tribute to those wonderful memories than with this website, where you can easily share your stories of life in, and around, Anchorage. Stories of life in the last frontier.

And don't be shy about sharing your memories.

We're all friends here on Anchorage Memories.com because we have something in common, a bond that's very special.

We have Alaska.


Have Fun and Enjoy

But most of all, have fun and enjoy.

Write your stories and enjoy reading memories posted by other visitors.

And hey, tell your friends about AnchorageMemories.com because if they lived in Alaska, still live there, or just visited, we'd love to read their stories too.


Here's to all those wonderful Alaska Memories


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