Anchorage Alaska

Fill your heart as you recall these precious Anchorage Alaska Memories about living in Alaska's largest city back in the day.

Anchorage Alaska Memories

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for Anchorage and Alaska”  Darragh

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My Beautiful Alaska 
When the door of the plane finally opened, I saw Anchorage and the surrounding mountains for the first time. It was the most beautiful sight I had ever …

Anchorage in 1946 - 1947 
My parents came to Anchorage in 1946. First Dad in April 1946, and Mom in late June 1946. Here are a few of her thoughts about life in Anchorage …

Just an Anchorage
Junkyard Kid
My name is Sam Delozier, and I was born and raised in anchorage. My dad was John Delozier, and he owned a towing business in anchorage called Alaska …

Flying with PNA
Pacific Northern Airlines
In 1947 at the age of eight. My mother and older brother flew into Merrill Field on a DC3. It was a converted army plane. You sat down the sides …

the Statehood Celebration
I have copies of both the Anchorage Daily Times (headline was WE'RE IN) and the News (headline was STATEHOOD)from the date congress voted for statehood. …

Memories of the
Territory of Alaska 1950
As we settled into life in the dusty city of Anchorage, we explored the offerings of enjoyment and entertainment, the beautiful surroundings in a day when …

Ancient Anchorage memories. 
After the Korean War my dad got assigned to Fort Richardson and claims he pulled the first house trailer over the Alaskan Highway. He got out of the …

"Race to the Summit" 
It’s not often a person takes the mundane job of washing dishes and writes about it. My 6-month dish washing stint was much different from scrubbing …

Village in the City 
The serenity of living in a rural Alaska village is something I’d love to experience. It seems a subsistence lifestyle has distinct advantages. Hunting …

Break Up in Anchorage
A Music Video
After a long, dark winter of cold, snow and ice, when Alaska starts to enjoy more daylight and warmer temperatures begin to melt away those winter blues, …

The 1976 Walk for Hope
Music Video
On the first Saturday in May, back in 1970, 4,500 Anchorage residents raised $137,000 dollars for what was then called “Hope Cottage.” And, back in …

Valley of the Moon Park 
In the spring of 1974 on a warm Saturday in Anchorage, my husband Mike and I took our daughter Nikki for her first visit to “Valley of the Moon Park.” …

Moose Meat John 
In 1949, I got on O'Hara bus lines in Mt.View. I was going to the Empress Theater on 4th. Avenue. At the next stop a bearded man got on and sat down …

Anchorage Daily News
Paper Sales
Back in 1948 and 49 I sold newspapers at 4th. and C st. In Anchorage. There was a bar on that corner. I would always get paid more than the paper was …

Skipping School
at Dimond
(To be sung to the tune of "Kodachrome") When I think back on all the stuff I did in High School It's a wonder I'm not still in Jail. The last …

Gilman's Bakery
Got any
Free Donuts Today?
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Our family lived on 2nd and Cordova in Anchorage Alaska back in the 1950s and my brother's and sister's and I had to walk to school. Our grade school …

Growing Up in Anchorage Not rated yet
My family moved to Anchorage back in 1950, when I was just three years old. And I convinced them to take me along. We flew from Northern, California …

Woolworth's Grand Opening Not rated yet
My entire family went to Woolworth's Grand Opening in Anchorage when I was in grade school. That was back in the 60s. Woolworth's was just a few …

Anchorage, Alaska
In the Great Year
of 1946
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We lived in Mountain View on Bliss street, Dad called it "mud ally". We lived in a tent house, that was shiplap sides three feet high and the rest …

The Anchorage I Remember Not rated yet
My Dad was a dozer operator and came to Anchorage in 1940 to work on the Elmendorf expansion. His plan was to work the one summer season then go back …

Anchorage Moments
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All these moments came from three homes. The first was living at Fort Richardson during the time of Statehood. The second was when we had a house …

A&W Drive-In,
Brown's Electric,
and Mr. Brown...
Fond Memories
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I have many fond memories of the A&W drive-in, as well as Brown's Electric. I always loved the curly fries at A&W and the Root Beer was the best! Not …

My Grandmother was
a True Alaskan Pioneer
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This is about my grandma, Wilma Irene Moddison Preston. She was an Alaskan pioneer, very involved in the community. In 1955, she drove the Alaska Highway …

East Anchorage
High School Daze
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1972 East Anchorage High graduate Pamela Painter Jones mentioned a couple of years back, that those of us having interesting or funny stories from our …

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Anchorage Newspapers
Sold Twice?
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Back in 1950 I sold Anchorage Daily News on the corner of 4th and C. Ten feet from the bar door. Most of my customers paid more than I was selling …

Downtown Anchorage
a Record Snowfall
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One of the beautiful sights we enjoy during winter in Alaska is when big snowflakes float down from the sky, covering the Great Land with a fresh, clean …

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Anchorage Alaska Memories

Did You

Ice Skate

see a Rock Group

or a Show

at the Sports Arena?

Anchorage Sports ArenaA gathering place for Anchorage entertainment

For Mary and I, while we no longer call Anchorage home, the town and all those wonderful memories of growing up there will forever be in our hearts.

Living in Alaska's largest city gave us a different perspective on our world.

We grew up in a magnificent land where we were close to nature, where our local TV weather reports always included how many minutes and seconds of daylight we had either lost or gained on that day. And where most of the supplies for living had to either be flown in, trucked in over the Alaska Canadian Highway (ALCAN) or brought in by ship.

We grew up in Anchorage, where you didn't keep a pitcher of water in the refrigerator because our drinking water came right out of the kitchen faucet, fresh and ice-cold.

We grew up in Anchorage where a billion stars filled each clear night sky. And where more daylight hours made summer days fun, where winter nights were long, cold, and from time to time, the dark blue night sky is home to the majestic Northern Lights. And what a beautiful sight they are.

Plus, we grew up spending summer days swimming at Goose Lake and Spenard Lake, and winter weekends skiing at Arctic Valley and Mt. Alyeska.

Oh, those precious memories.

Did You Ever

Fly Out of

Lake Hood?

Lake Hood float planesMore float planes than anywhere in the world

Over the years, Mary and I have relived our years of growing up and raising our family in Anchorage. And those memories and stories are so dear to our hearts.

Our children (now grown) also have many great memories of those special years they spent in Anchorage.

And so with that in mind, we created the Anchorage Memories website where those wonderful memories are not only preserved, but shared with others.

Living in Anchor Town gives you a different view of America and the rest of the world. You're part of an exceptional place on planet earth. You're part of an incredible place where nature is still in charge, where nature is respected, admired and even held in awe. And that's special.

The Anchorage Visitor's

Log Cabin

They come from all over the world, to spend a few hours or a few days in Anchorage, enjoying what some Alaskan's take for granted.

What pulls at your heart when you think of your home in this special place? And if you no longer live in Anchorage, what is it that makes you want to be back there again?

The memories you read here on Anchorage Memories will happily take your heart back to those days.


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Anchorage Alaska Memories

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