Image is of a portion of a large white building, identified as the Little Susitna Lodge, with two men standing in front. The man on the left is identified as Bill Betts. A pickup truck is partially visible in front as well. A “Hamm’s Beer” sign is evident on the building wall. This establishment, on the road to numerous gold mines in the mountains nearby, had a history of burning down several times and being re-built to operate under various business names including “Little Su Roadhouse”, “Fishhook Inn”, “Little Susitna Lodge” and “Mother Load Lodge”. It burned again April 17, 2015.
Little Susitna Valley North of Palmer, Alaska
Digital File, Black & White
Little Susitna Lodge@1x-Bai