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Palmer Alaska Wasilla AlaskaMatanuska Valley Farm, Palmer Alaska

Have you ever seen a cabbage the size of a Volkswagen?


The Matanuska Valley, also known as the Mat-Su Borough is home to Palmer Alaska and Wasilla Alaska.


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 held each year in Palmer.



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Teelands WasillaTeelands Country Store, Wasilla Alaska

The picture to your right is Teelands Country Store. Teelands sat on the Main street in downtown Wasilla Alaska, and for years was the only store in town. As a young boy I used to buy penny candy in Teelands.


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My Alaska Cabin Adventure 
An old homesteader named Al, rented our family a tiny two story cabin off Goose Bay road near Wasilla, Alaska. Al had lived in the cabin before he built …

Davy Crockett in Alaska? 
You've heard the theme song from the classic TV show "Davy Crockett" where they sing about how Davy "killed him a bear when he was only three." Well, …

Anna, a Bluebell Flower and a Rainbow Trout 
Wasilla, Alaska is surrounded by rivers, lakes and streams where the fishing is good. And when you're ready to fish, the first thing you want to know …

The Wasilla Ogre and the Fool 
The Ogre came out of his house near downtown Wasilla, Alaska yelling at us and threatening us by waving a hatchet high over his head. When I was 10 …

Dog Sledding in Alaska - My Amazing Ride 
My first dog sled ride When I was 10 years old, our family lived in a small two room cabin (complete with an outhouse and no running water) on Goose Bay …

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Palmer Alaska Wasilla Alaska Stories

Take a quick look at the fascinating history of this very special part of Alaska.


Palmer History

The Palmer, Wasilla area of Alaska is rich in history -

Way back in 1935, the Federal Emergency Relief Administration set up an experimental farming community.

203 families from Wisconsin, Minnesota and Michigan traveled to the Alaska and formed the Matanuska Valley Colony.

It wasn't an easy experiment -

Just five years after it began, over half of the original colonists had left. And as recently as 1965, only 20 of the original families were still farming the valley.

Today, you can see references to the Colony through out the Palmer area.

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Wasilla History

Now the sixth largest city in Alaska, Wasilla was named after the Dena'ina Athapascan Indian Chief Wasilla.

Our website authors, Mike and Mary both have a connection to the town of Wasilla. Mary is one quarter Athapascan Indian, so she is related to Chief Wasilla, and Mike lived in Wasilla as a boy when his dad was working on Goose Bay Road.

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To learn more about Palmer, check out this City of Palmer website.

And to learn more about Wasilla, visit the City of Wasilla website.


Here's to all those wonderful Alaska Memories





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