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4th Avenue Theatre Memories

4th avenue theatre memories

This ebook will bring back memories of the 4th Avenue Theatre that you haven't thought of in years.

And you'll discover who built this special theatre and how they created those wonderful murals. Plus much more.

From the Table of Contents:

  • It was our Movie Palace
  • Creation of the 4th Avenue Theatre
  • 4th Avenue Theatre, Hold the Butter

From the ebook:

“It was the perfect place in Anchorage to see a movie.

Imagine the first time you went to see a movie at Anchorage's famed 4th Avenue Theater.

Just standing there on the sidewalk in front of the theatre, looking at the colorful posters showing you what was playing and what would be playing in the weeks and months to come, was fun.

And as you approached the box office to get your movie tickets, you knew you were about to enter a special place.”


and the Alaskan Outhouse

dynamite and the alaskan outhouseHow the Double Musky Inn got its start.

A funny Alaskan story read by author Michael R Dougherty that takes you on an adventure in Girdwood, Alaska and the very beginning of what would become the world-famous, Double Musky Inn.

This is one of those “only in Alaska stories”.

From “Dynamite and the Alaskan Outhouse”:

“Suddenly, Julian popped up from behind the cover of the fallen log and frantically ran back into the outhouse where the lit fuse of a stick of dynamite was about to set off an explosion.”

You won't believe what happened next.

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The Varsity Show

varsity show ebook

You'll love this FREE memory-filled ebook.

With a foreword by Anchorage radio personality Ron Moore

A fun look back at the history of this special Anchorage television show that ran from 1959 to 1971.

Did you watch the show?

Did you dance on the show?

Or did you work on the show? You might find your name in this fun e-book.

From the Table of Contents:

  • Foreword by Ron Moore
  • The American Bandstand Connection
  • Celebrities and Local Bands
  • Varsity Show and Coke Show Memories

and so much more. PLUS, it's free.

Great Anchorage Memories

The Varsity Show

Did You Know?

The Beatles

Came to Anchorage

Were you there?

Over 500 area teens gathered at the Anchorage Westward Hotel (now the Hilton) to catch a glimpse of the Fab Four.

Mary of Anchorage Memories was there and tells the fun story of how she came Face to Face with John Lennon.

Mary's description of how she literally came face-to-face with John Lennon is a fun read, and she does a good job of explaining what it was like in the summer of '66, when the Beatles came to Anchorage! I was there too.”


Face to Face with John Lennon

face to face with john lennon

You'll love this, yeah, yeah, yeah!

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Adventure on Wendigo Island

adventure on wendigo island

Adventure on Wendigo Island” is a funny Alaska audio story told by author Michael R. Dougherty.

You'll enjoy following the adventures of two teenage boys. Author Michael R. Dougherty and his brother, Tom, as they get into a small rowboat and head for a night of camping and adventure on a small island on a lake in Cordova, Alaska.

But their over-active imaginations turn their camp out into a laugh-filled adventure.

Did that ever happen to you?

Kings of Sole

kings of soul

Have you ever gone fishing “under” a cannery?

From Mike's ebook, “Kings of Sole”:

We were having so much fun catching Sole that we didn't notice the tide was coming in. And because we had tied off our boat too tight to the post, our boat was seriously leaning to one side, and we were close to taking on water.

As I pulled in another sole and put it in our boat, I noticed that our boat was in trouble, and we were about to sink. So, I quickly took my trusty knife out of my pocket and cut the now very tight line attached to the post.

Whoosh – our boat sprang up out of the water, nearly throwing the three of us out of our small craft.”

Are you ready to go fishing in Alaska?

My Alaska

Commercial Fishing Adventure

my alaska commercial fishing adventure

When Mike was 16, he spent the summer working on an Alaskan fishing boat.

From Mike's story, “My Alaska Commercial Fishing Adventure”:

“Then the Skipper yelled “what are you doing? I told you to pull in the lead line!” Frustrated I swung around to look at the Skipper.

When I did, the plunger pole slipped out of one hand and the end of the wooden pole struck him on the side of his head. Suddenly, I watched in terror as the Skipper's body shook in anger. He looked up at me with furious eyes and yelled “what?”

At that moment, I shot back with “what do you want me to do? Man the plunger pole or the lead line?” The Skipper stood there still shaking for an angry moment and loudly growled “both!”

In “My Alaska Commercial Fishing Adventure” you'll go along with author Michael R. Dougherty on the adventure of a lifetime on Prince William Sound in Alaska.


In the Anchorage Memories Store, you'll also discover video stories and short stories read to you by Anchorage Memories author, Michael R Dougherty.


Nostalgic Anchorage art, suitable for framing.

Your Memories

When you read what's in the Anchorage Memories Store, you'll remember a different time in your favorite town.

And reading these memories might bring back memories of your own that you haven't thought about in years.

Everyone who was in Anchorage when the 1964 Good Friday earthquake struck, remembers where they were, what they saw and how they felt.

Now, when it comes to remembering local TV shows, The Varsity Show, a teen dance program, was fun to watch, so you could see your friends dancing to the latest hits. Or, you might have gone down to the KTVA studio to dance on the show.

The memories you'll discover are priceless.

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That means you download these e-books, videos, or audio stories instantly to your computer. There is no shipping or mailing. It's fast and easy.

So, when you download something from the store, you'll enjoy your selection right away.

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“My sister sent me an Anchorage Memories VIP Club publication a few weeks ago.

And I want to thank you for the connection to my past. I grew up in Anchorage and left for college in 1967.

My last visit to Anchorage was for a West High School class reunion over 20 years ago.

So, thanks for putting all this together.”



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