Long-time resident of the area, Joe Fournelle, has contributed to our collection a number of images from color slides taken by his father. His contribution is in memory of Harold Fournelle.
Matanuska Valley Fair midway in 1952
Photo is a color image of the 1952 Matanuska Valley Fair midway showing people, gaming tents, parts of Quonset Huts and a car. Mountains are in background.
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Street scene of Palmer in 1956 showing Koslosky’s and the Hotel with several cars parked along the street and three members of the Fournelle family standing on the sidewalk.
Photo is a color scene showing Koslosky’s Department store and the Valley Hotel with several cars parked at the curb. Signs are evident. Louise, Joe Jr. and John Fournelle stand on the sidewalk.
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Color 1952 street scene of Palmer showing a car parked next to the Palmer Drugstore with Koslosky’s across the street. Cars and a pickup are evident in front of Koslosky’s.
This photo is a color scene in downtown Palmer, showing a car parked next to the Palmer Drugstore in foreground, identified as the 1950 Ford belonging to the Fournelle family, with Koslosky’s Department Store apparent across the street. Cars are parked in front of Koslosky’s and a pickup is on the street. Signs are evident.
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Color 1956 image of Palmer Drug Store with two small boys sitting on a log rail in front and cars parked at the side
This color image shows the south side of Palmer Drug Store with two young boys, identified as John and Joe Fournelle, sitting on a log rail in front. Several parked cars are partially visible at left. Signs are evident. Snow-clad mountains are visible in background.