What Are Your Favorite Anchorage Memories?

Anchorage Memories brings you nostalgic stories, pictures and videos of memories from in and around Anchorage, Alaska and lets you post your precious memories and comments.

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 This amazing treasure chest of cherished memories will fill your heart and feed your soul.

Anchorage Stories

Do you have a story about living in, or visiting

Anchorage Alaska?

Were you living in Anchorage before Alaska became the 49th state?

Our Anchorage Memories visitors will love reading your posts about Alaska's largest city.

Anchorage, Alaska Facts

Anchorage as a "tent city" circa 1914

How much do you really know about Anchorage, Alaska?

Most know that Anchor town started as nothing more than a tent city, but how much do you really know about our town's interesting "firsts"?

Check out these cool Anchorage facts and Get to know Anchorage history a little better.

Anchorage Radio and Television

Do you remember your favorite Alaska radio and television shows?

"Mother Moose", "The Coke Show", "The Varsity Show".

Remember Theda Comstock and Norma Goodman?

And how about Romper Room or Koko the KENI Klown?

Check out these fun stories and remember when.

Coke Show Memories

You can listen to the Coke Show

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

You can actually hear a Coke Show broadcast. And you can hear Ron Moore's "Royal Coachman" theme too.

Lots of great Alaska memories.

Great Alaskan Earthquake

Great Alaskan Earthquake Stories

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.

Where were you during the Great Alaskan Earthquake?

Anchorage Entertainment Memories

What were you favorite Anchorage bands, movie theaters or events?

Do you remember the live theater plays or the concerts you attended?

Anchorage provides lots of entertainment through out the year.

You'll love remembering as you read these fun stories.

How to Post Your Memories

Anchorage circa 1953

It's as Easy as 1 - 2 - 3

Yes it's Easy to Post Your Memories

And you're invited to post your comments too.

Anchorage Memories is all about preserving your memories about living in and around Anchorage, Alaska.

Alaska Highway Stories

Alcan Highway Stories

Alcan Highway stories that put you right on one of the world's most famous highways.

Written by people who were either children who experienced the road with their parents, or who have driven the Alaska Highway. Maybe both.

Anchorage Memories Cache

A fun place where you'll discover Alaska T-Shirts and nostalgic Alaska books.

In Alaska, homesteaders and others who live out in the bush, build caches to keep their food and supplies from being eaten by animals.

But here on Anchorage Memories, our Cache is where you'll discover fun things.

Visit our cache, you'll be glad you did.                

The Varsity Show

The Varsity Show, Anchorage

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

Did you watch, dance or work on The Varsity show?

And check this out - grab your free copy of The Varsity Show book.

Anchorage Alaska Videos

How would you like a nostalgic look at Anchorage, Alaska back in the day?

Great nostalgic film - you may even see yourself.

Check out this collection of Alaska videos right now.

Your Anchorage Memories Magazine

"I enjoy your magazine. You have a unique way of uncovering things and it makes for fun reading." Ron Moore

You'll love this fun monthly magazine.

Delivered by email the first Sunday of each month. Free.

And When You Join Anchorage Memories Magazine

You Get This FREE gift - "Humorous Stories from ALASKA... and beyond" when you join Anchorage Memories Magazine.

In your magazine you'll enjoy fun Alaska stories, triva and much more.

Yours the first Sunday of every month.

And you can cancel at any time (but you won't want to).

Alaska Adventures

Alaska Adventures

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

Check out these interesting posts, or post your own adventures.

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.

Check out these fun Rondy stories right now.

Alaska Railroad Stories

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.

Alaskan Cuisine

Alaska Cuisine

Your favorite Anchorage restaurants and stories about yummy Alaska food recipes for your reading and dining enjoyment.

Do you have Alaska food recipes that you can share?

Remember the Double Musky Inn? The Lucky Wishbone, or the Arctic Road Runner?

Funny Alaskan Stories

Funny Alaska Stories

Funny Alaska Stories that are guaranteed to make you smile.

These are original stories about Alaska.

Take a moment to enjoy.

Northern Lites

Northern Lights, Alaska

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.

How to Post Your Stories

Easy to follow, step-by-step instructions

So you can post your precious Alaska memories right here for your family and friends to enjoy.

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

FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

Have a question about posting here on Anchorage Memories?

Check out this FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page.

Meet Mary

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

And learn how she ended up in Hollywood in some of your favorite TV shows and movies.

Mary has a lifetime of precious Alaska stories to tell.

Meet Mike

Meet Mike of Anchorage Memories - and discover how he first came to 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.

Contact Us

Contact Us, Anchorage Memories

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.

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Stay up-to-date whenever we add new Alaska stories on Anchorage Memories.com

We keep you connected.

Where you can learn more

Anchorage, Alaska circa 1944

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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?

Mary & Mike


We're Mike and Mary Dougherty and we created Anchorage Memories. 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, met each other, 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 still fished there every summer and some family members still carry on the tradition.

Mike's father was a heavy equipment operator and cleared much of the land in and around Anchorage. 

That land included the sites for 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 on Prince William Sound where Mike was a commercial fisherman when he was just 16.

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

Share Your Anchorage 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 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 Anchorage Memories.com.

And if they used to live in Alaska, still live there, or just visited, we'd love to read their stories too.

Wonderful Anchorage Memories

that fill your heart and feed your soul