Anchorage Memories You'll Love

Enjoy Anchorage Memories, including stories, pictures and nostalgic videos of this great Alaska town.

From it's beginning in 1915 as a rugged tent city, up through the 1970s.

Plus you can easily post your precious memories and comments. Check it out right now.

This is an amazing treasure chest

of cherished memories

about Anchorage, Alaska

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Now look into the past

at the

Anchorage Picture Below

In the center, and slightly to the right of the street, notice the 4th Avenue Theater movie sign. Yes, this picture takes you back.

1950s Anchorage.

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You'll love seeing all these

nostalgic photos

1960s Anchorage, Alaska

Scroll through this amazing collection of Anchorage, Alaska pictures from days gone by.

Can I submit my photos too?

Yes you can... And we hope you will.

Anchorage Alaska


Growing Up and Living
in Our Town

Anchorage Memories

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

Were you living there before Alaska became the 49th state?

Our visitors will love reading your posts about your memories of Alaska's largest city.

Anchorage Stories

Remember the people,

places and good times

in Anchorage, Alaska

Anchorage stories

You'll love these fun stories as they take you back and let you remember good times.


Anchorage Memories

You'll enjoy these special moments

from the early days of Anchorage

up thru the 1970s.

Random Anchorage Memories

Short memories that are sure to remind you of memories you haven't thought of in a long time.

"Humorous Stories

from ALASKA...

and beyond"

Your free Podcast

Enjoy hearing stories about growing up in Anchorage, Alaska adventures and more.

Guaranteed to make you smile

Anchorage Memories


Alaska short stories and books

great lunchtime reads

You'll enjoy a selection of Anchorage and Alaska short stories and books.

Great lunchtime reads.

Visit the Cache right now.

Alaska Books

Amazing Alaska Adventures,

A great Gold Rush story


Humorous Stories from ALASKA...

and beyond"

You'll love these true Alaska stories.

Adventure, humor and and will experience the Gold Rush.

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Anchorage Memories

in Watercolor

Eklutna Flats Towers

Eklutna Flats

copyrighted by Pendleton Fine Arts

Alaskan artist Cindy Pendleton brings fond memories

of places in and around Anchorage to life in watercolors.

Can I Post My Memories?

Yes and you should

It's Easy, It's Quick, It's Fun

How to Post Your Anchorage Memories

It's as Easy as 1 - 2 - 3

Yes it's Easy to Post Your Memories

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

Memories fade with time, post then now.

Can I post my comments too?

Yes you can.

Anchorage, Alaska


How Much do You Know?

The picture below is

Anchorage in 1944

Downtown Anchorage 1940s

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 facts and get to know our town's history a little better.

History of

Anchorage, Alaska

How much do you know?

Old Anchorage fire truck

Anchorage has a fascinating history and you'll really enjoy discovering how your town came about and grew into the Anchorage you love.

Radio and
Television Stories

Remember Your Favorite

Local Shows and Local Personalities?

Anchorage Radio and Television Stories.

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


Listen and Remember Right Now

Coke Show Memories

Anchorage DJ Ron Moore

You can listen to the Coke Show right now

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

Lots of great Anchorage memories.

The Varsity Show

Anchorage Teens

Dancing to the Latest Hits

And get your Free

Varsity Show book

Varsity Show

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.

It's filled with nostalgic photos, memories and a foreward by Ron Moore.


Entertainment Memories

Where Did You Like to Go?

What Did You Like to Do?

Inside the 4th Avenue Theater

Anchorage Entertainment Memories

What were you favorite 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.

Anchorage Alaska


A Nostalgic Look Back

at the Way We Were

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, family or friends.

Check out this collection of Alaska videos right now.


Fur Rendezvous


Let's Rondy

Anchorage Fur Rendezvous 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 Anchorage Fur Rendezvous stories right now.

Anchorage Alaska


What Are Your Favorites?

Anchorage Alaska Restaurants

Stories about your favorite Anchorage Alaska restaurants.

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

1964 Alaska

Earthquake Stories

From Actual Survivors

Alaska 1964 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?

1964 Alaska


Anchorage Pictures

Rare Pictures of

1964 Earthquake Damage

in Anchorage

1964 Alaska earthquake pictures

A fascinating look at how Anchorage looked after the 9.2 earthquake shook homes, businesses and the streets of our town.

Remember the Four Seasons apartments?

Do you remember the houses, lifted from their foundations?

Check out these rarely seen pictures - and contribute your own.

Alcan Highway


Have you driven the highway?

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.

Alaska Railroad


Explore the beauty of Alaska

by Rail

Alaska Railroad Stories

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

Alaska Railroad videos you'll love.

Enjoy an Alaska Railroad Adventure.

Alaska Short Stories

Alaska roads lead to

adventure in the Great Land

Alaska Short Stories

Submitted by visitors just like you, these true life short stories will take you on all kinds of Alaska adventures. Check them out right now.


Frequently Asked Questions

What's This Website All About?

Frequently Asked Questions FAQ

Have a question about posting here on Anchorage Memories?

Check out this FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) page.

About Mike and Mary

And why they bring you these

wonderful Anchorage Memories

About Mike and Mary

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.

Meet Mary

She's Proud to be

Born and Raised in Anchorage


1/4 Athapascan (Alaskan Indian)

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

He Came to Anchorage

When He Was Just 3

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

It's So Easy

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.

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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?

Mike and Mary


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 Anchor town 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 town 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 the downtown area , 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 Anchorage memories.

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Want You to Share

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.

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

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

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Anchorage Memories?

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about your life in Anchorage, Alaska

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