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Anchorage Pioneer Jane Mears

Did you know that Jane Mears helped to get the first school house built in the new town of Anchorage? Meet Jane Mears.

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Rare 1964 Alaska Earthquake Pictures

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Look at these 1964 Alaska Earthquake Pictures. Images of destruction in Anchorage, from the powerful 9.2 quake.

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Old Alaska Highway Memories

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Old Alaska Highway stories from travelers who made their way over this incredible road.

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Peggy's Airport Cafe' Memories

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An Anchorage, Alaska favorite, Peggy's Airport Café first opened in 1944. Who was Peggy? She didn't come to Alaska to open a restaurant. Instead, Peggy

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Alaska Facts

How much do you know about Alaska?

You'll love this interesting look at the Great Land.

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A&W Drive-In Memories

“Our lunchtime destination was A&W Drive-In, where we always ordered the same thing. A bold tasting barbecue sandwich, warm french fries and a cold,

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The U.G. Crocker Store

One of the first department stores in Anchorage got its start while Anchorage was still a tent city.

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History of Whittier, Alaska

Did you know that for a while, Whittier had two of the biggest buildings in Alaska?

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4th Avenue Theater Anchorage

A Grand Movie Palace

It was the perfect place to see a movie in Anchorage, Alaska. Remember the first time you went to see a movie at Anchorage's famed 4th Avenue Theater.

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History of Knik, Alaska

Did you know that Knik was once a shipping hub for Alaska?

Take a look at this story and discover.

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Romper Room Memories

Photo Courtesy of Monica Hall (girl on the left)

Romper stomper, bomper, boo, tell me, tell me, tell me do. Magic Mirror, tell me today, did all my friends have fun at play?” Those words were spoken

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Romper Room Memories"

Anchorage Pioneers

Meet William “Lucky” Baldwin and Heinrich Berger, two Anchorage pioneers. In this edition of the Anchorage Memories VIP Club.

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Anchorage Fun Memories

What did you like to do for fun in Anchorage, Alaska?

Movies, bowling, dances, concerts, car races, fishing, swimming, train rides, or? Remember and enjoy.

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Anchorage Pioneer Anton Anderson

Meet the man who engineered the Whittier Tunnel.

He was also known as “Mr. Alaska Railroad.”

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1964 Earthquake in Anchorage Alaska - Anchorage Memories

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Gripping stories of how people survived the 1964 earthquake in Anchorage Alaska, the biggest quake ever recorded in North America.

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