Colony Family 1

Richard Estelle
Palmer Museum of History and Art
Open Finding Aid
Creator

Associated Press

Collection

Wimmer Collection

Time Period

1935

Description

Image is of Colonists Vernon and Pearl Olmstead with their children Jane and Gerald, and the family dog, in front of their new log home located on tract #28 near the Matanuska Experiment Farm. They were reported to be the first Colonists to move from their tents into their new home in 1935. The squared logs used in construction were milled at a sawmill set up not far away near Camp 2.

Location

Matanuska, Alaska

Type

Digital File

ENTRY ID

People@1x-Wim

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