Anchorage Memories You'll Love

Enjoy a wonderful treasure chest of Anchorage Memories including stories, pictures, and videos that will happily take your heart back to a different time.


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Growing up and living in Anchorage, Alaska is a unique experience. And memories of those times are precious.

As you look through this collection, you'll discover a lot about Anchorage.


Did You Know?


Anchorage has a fascinating history, and here on Anchorage Memories you'll discover how your town came about and grew into the special place you love.


tent cityIt all began as a tent city in 1915

You'll enjoy looking back at our town's beginning as a rugged tent city, meeting the pioneers and reliving memories up through the 1970s.

Plus you can easily post your comments and add your precious memories. You'll learn how as you scroll down this page.


Do You Remember?


Sears MallThis was the first Mall in Anchorage

What were your favorite stores in Anchorage's first mall?

Remember Grandma's Closet, Andy's Carmel Corn, and the Book Cache?



Thank you for all you do to bring

these Memories to my heart.” Jody



Do you remember?


  • “Mother Moose”, “The Coke Show”, “The Varsity Show”.
  • Remember Theda Comstock and Norma Goodman?
  • And how about Romper Room or Koko the KENI Klown?

You can revisit your favorite Anchorage radio and TV shows and personalities right here.

What were your favorites? Who were your favorite TV and radio personalities?

Take a look at Anchorage Radio and Television Memories and enjoy.


Look for the word "BONUS"


You'll discover special treats, gifts and more information when you find a “BONUS” all throughout this Anchorage Memories website. 



A Local Favorite


Arctic RoadrunnerWhat is (was) your favorite burger?

Do you remember?


  • The Lucky Wishbone
  • The Arctic Road Runner
  • The Double Musky Inn

What was (is) your favorite Anchorage restaurant or burger place? Do you remember those great fries at the A&W Drive-In located in Mountain View?

You'll be hungry when you read these stories and remember when.

Check out Anchorage Restaurant Memories right now.



Interesting stories,

love Anchorage Memories.” Christine



Pictures You'll Enjoy


Spenard 1955Intersection of Spenard Road and Fireweed Lane 1955

Photo above courtesy of John Parker


I love looking at

the photos you share.” Beth



Enjoy Anchorage e-Books

and

Short Stories


Anchorage Memories Cache NEW Postards Compressed

Discover what's in the cache.

You'll enjoy even more Anchorage Memories in these nostalgic e-books and short stories.

  • Remembering the 4th Avenue Theatre
  • Great Alaskan Earthquake Survivor
  • The Varsity Show, Anchorage's teen TV dance program
  • Anchorage Film Caper, a humorous story

Visit the Anchorage Memories Cache and remember when.


Did You Grow Up in Anchorage?


What neighborhood did you grow up in?

Where did you go to school?

Where did you play?

What did you like to do?

Who were your friends?

What were your favorite local TV and radio shows?

The Mother Moose Show, Romper Room, The Buckaroos, The Varsity Show, or the Coke Show?

You'll remember so much here on Anchorage Memories.


Did You Live in Anchorage?

Do You Still Live There?


What neighborhood did you live in?

Who were your friends?

What were your favorite restaurants?

Where did you like to shop?

What did you like to do?

Where did you like to go?

Do you remember the Fur Rendezvous, the Loussac Library downtown, the 4th Avenue Theatre, Anchorage High School, and were you there, and what were you doing when the 1964 Good Friday earthquake struck Alaska?

You'll enjoy all these and so many more Anchorage Memories.


Posting Your Memories


Many of the memories you'll discover here were submitted by website visitors just like you.

Do you have a memory you would like to share?

To learn how, check out How to Post Your Anchorage Memories right now.


Who Created Anchorage Memories?


Mike and MaryThat's Mary on your left and Mike on the right

Hello,


One of us was born and raised in Anchorage. And one of us came to Anchorage when they were only 3 years old.

Discover our story right now.


We're Mike and Mary Dougherty, and we created Anchorage Memories just for you.

Mary was born in the old Providence Hospital and raised in Anchorage.

You can Meet Mary right here.


Mike first came to Anchor town when he was 3 years old in 1950, and he brought his mom and dad with him. (OK, you do the math, and you'll find out Mike's age).

You can Meet Mike right here.


Join the Fun


With all of this in mind, what better way to enjoy your wonderful memories than with this website, where you can also share your memories of life in this special place called Anchorage, Alaska.


And don't be shy about sharing your memories.


We're all friends here because we have something in common, an exceptional bond.


We have our Anchorage Memories.


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