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The Walk for Hope




Did you ever "Walk for Hope"?


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Valley of the Moon park

with the original rocket




Remember when?


See the entire story.




Breakup in Anchorage

set to music




Oh the joys of Spring "breakup"


Discover the whole story.



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"Dynamite and the Alaskan Outhouse"

with storyteller Michael R Dougherty




Have you ever been to the Double Musky Inn?


Discover how it all began.




"Challenge to be Free"

An Alaskan produced movie




Check out this fun Alaska movie


Originally titled "Mad Trapper of the Yukon", Challenge to be Free was shot on location in Alaska by Alaska filmmaker Chuck D. Keene.


This movie was also broadcast over two Sunday nights on the ABC Television Network.




"Claws"

An Alaskan produced movie




Produced by Alaskans


Originally titled "Devil Bear", Claws is a movie shot on location near Juneau, Alaska by Chuck D. Keene


Check out the story and the trailer.




"Spirit of the Wind"

A story about dog mushing in Alaska




A true Alaskan story


This movie is based on the real life story of famed Alaska dog musher George Attla.




"Sourdough"

A movie produced by Anchorage filmmakers




An Alaskan Sourdough feels like civilization is closing in on him.


Meet the filmmakers and see the trailer.




Here is a FREE full length movie for you to enjoy



Have you ever traveled the "Alcan", otherwise known as the Alaska Highway?


Well Hollywood made a movie version of this famed road and you can watch it free right here.


The movie starred Richard Arlen and Jean Parker.


Check out the movie above and watch Hollywood's version of the Alaska Highway.



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Check out this newsreel of the 1964 earthquake




Turn up the sound and watch this incredible footage of the destruction caused by the Great Alaskan Earthquake.




Fur Rendezvous, 1959




See how Anchorage celebrated the Fur Rondy back in the late 1950s.


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Fur Rendezvous, 1964




This super 8 home movie takes you back to 1960s Anchorage. Were you there?


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1965 Fur Rendezvous Parade Memories

with Grand Marshall, actor Michael Landon




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Remember when actor Michael Landon from the TV show Bonanza was the Grand Marshall in the Rondy parade?





1965 Rondy Sled Dog Races and Parade




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1965 sled dog races, the blanket toss and actor Michael Landon brought Anchorage lots of fun.




Two Anchorage Radio "Rock Jocks"




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A fun look at Anchorage, Alaska radio back in the 1970's


Meet two Anchorage DJs and watch them do their radio shows while you remember all the fun music they play.

Anchorage's own Mr. Whitekeys does the introduction and the interviews.


This video was shot and edited for KAKM channel 7 by Michael R Dougherty and engineered by Joe Gill.


Check out the entire story.




Here the Anchorage teen band "The Heartbeats" and their hit song "Anne"




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Do you remember dancing to all the fun Anchorage, Alaska bands at the Pacesetters dances throughout Anchorage?


One of those bands was an Anchorage favorite known as The Pulsating Heartbeats, who recorded the hit song "Anne".


Turn up the sound, sit back and remember when.




The Varsity Show, Anchorages live TV teen dance show on KTVA channel 11




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Did you dance on KTVA channel 11's Varsity Show, watch the show at home, or were you part of The Varsity Show crew?


Watch this video and see the story of Mary J Dougherty, one Anchorage teen who joined the crew as a "Go Go Girl" and starred in the show's commercials.


Turn up the sound, sit back and remember Anchorage's own teen bandstand show.


Check out this fun story.

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The Alaska Railroad,  Seward to Anchorage, July 2008




Are you an Alaska Railroad fan?


 Enjoy this fun Alaska Railroad video and imagine the ride.


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Skagway, Alaska White Pass and Yukon Route




Return to the days of the Gold Rush.


All aboard for a good time.




Let the power of video and power of storytelling, be your guide.


These nostalgic Anchorage Alaska Videos will transport you back to earlier days in Anchor town and bring back a flood of your own memories.



The Power of Nostalgic Film and Video

Because of today's collections of film and video, you can see what Alaska was like back in the day, and you can see what Anchorage looks like today.


Alaska is a huge place in our hearts and minds, and the film and video you enjoy here on Anchorage Alaska Memories makes your nostalgic journey even more enjoyable.


Do you still live in Anchorage?


Did you once live in the Great Land?


Have you visited Anchorage?


These Anchorage Alaska Videos are a perfect way to catch a glimpse of Alaska life, or get ready for your visit to the 49th state.





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