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Allen Frederick Family
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Frederick Collection

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Frederick Collection

Colonist Bill Ising visits the cows belonging to residents of Camp 9 at milking time.  Cow at right is being milked.
Image is of Colonist Bill Ising skidding firewood logs to Camp 9 tents for firewood with his two-horse team.
Allen Frederick skidding firewood logs to Colony Camp 9 with his horse
Image shows the Colonist's tents at Camp #9 with Pioneer Pk. in the background.  Initials or names of the occupants have been noted by each tent along with a quote that accompanied the photo.
Palmer Community Center garage nearing exterior completion showing west side and south end
The Co-op Garage as it evolved into the 1940's, including a gas station, signage and parking.  Several automobiles are present as is the water tower evident behind.
Colonist's Allen Frederick & Bill Ising stand with their new teams of horses
Winter view is of a colony farmstead, identified as that of the Allen Frederick family, including a colony house, barn and several outbuildings, with a backdrop of snow-clad mountains and trees.  Snow on the ground.
Image shows the Frederick house and barn are built and land clearing has begun in earnest
Marian Frederick plays with pets, Frederick barn in background
Marian Frederick stands with her accordion
Two adults and a large group of small children
Winter scene of the school and dorm with major construction apparently complete but finish work still proceeding
Image shows a fall view of a ARRC Staff house, Manager's House, Dorm under construction and two people standing in foreground.
Teacher Lucinda Ward stands in front of Community Center buildings, including the warehouse at left, temporary rail car school room at center, and other buildings at right.
Marian and Charles Frederick stand in front of the new Post Office in Palmer's Community Center, winter of 1935-36.
View of the homestead brush field that would soon be occupied by Matanuska Colony Community Center buildings.
Matanuska Colony "Teachers Dorm" in the Palmer community center under construction.
Image is of a man in foreground, thought to be Earl Barry, drawing a number from a box to determine which tract of land would be his new farm.  Don Irwin, Colony manager, squats on a platform at upper right overseeing the drawing.
Matanuska Colony men line up to draw lots for the tracts of land that would become their new farm homes
Colonists assemble in Palmer's "Tent City" to draw lots for a milk cow furnished by the Corporation to be added to the new Colony farms.
Image shows a man plowing new ground with a Cat tractor and breaker plow
Lumber is piled in foreground ready to build the Allen Frederick family house.  The family tent is among trees in background providing living quarters while the house is built.
Image shows the back side of the Frederick house as it appeared about year 1940.
One end of the Frederick Colony house kitchen.  Note wood stove on right, no electricity or running water.  Calendar shows November 1936.
Other end of the Frederick Colony kitchen/dining room, note wood stove at left.
Image shows one end of the parlor in the Frederick home, featuring two rocking chairs, an overstuffed chair and cabinets.  Drapes and shades are on the windows.
Image shows the other end of the parlor in the Frederick colony house.  An upright oil stove is apparent, an overstuffed chair is visible as are an overstuffed couch and a large upright radio.  Rugs are visible on the floor.  An obvious doorway is identified as leading to the girls' bedroom.  A less obvious doorway at left is identified as leading to the parents' bedroom.
View of the interior of master bedroom of the Frederick colony house showing some of the furnishings
Interior view of the girl's bedroom in the Frederick colony house showing some of the furnishings
Colonist Allen Frederick relaxes in his new colony home
View of two Frederick children playing a board game and showing some of the interior furnishings of the Frederick house
Lumber pile in foreground, three men and horse team behind excavating the house location with a horse-drawn scoop
Image shows the floor joists and some decking in place for the Frederick house
Image shows the Frederick house under construction with the floor and stud walls in place
Image shows the walls clad and rafters up on the Frederick house
Image shows the back side of the Frederick house with walls and roof clad and three men standing on scaffolding
Image shows the front of the Frederick house with framing almost complete, windows installed and some scaffolding still in place.  Three men are evident.
Image shows the Frederick family standing on the porch of their newly completed home.  The house is not yet painted.
A winter view of two unidentified men constructing an addition to the Frederick house.  The three Frederick children stand in front.
Image is a fall view of the new Palmer hospital showing the exterior largely complete
A man sits atop a Cat tractor in an area recently cleared of trees with standing timber in background
Image shows several men and a horse team engaged in building a pile of logs they have cut and skidded into the farmstead as they clear a Colony farm of trees.  Part of a Colony barn, two cows and a two-horse team are visible as are uncut forest and mountains in background.
Colonists Bill Ising & Allen Frederick pause in their land-clearing efforts with children perched on a root wad behind them.  The Colony tent is visible and a pile of firewood is also evident.
Colonists George Venne and Allen Frederick stand at a large spruce tree they have recently cut down as they clear the land for farming.  Dense forest is behind them.
Colonist Grace Hynek pauses on her way to Felton's store and post office.  Felton's log roadhouse and store buildings are evident with two trucks parked in front.
Three women and five children sit in front of a Colony tent with containers of current berries.
Image is of the first powerhouse constructed in the Palmer community center
Image is of one of the temporary sawmills set up around the Valley to cut lumber for building needs of the Colony.
Palmer school and gym under construction with exterior largely complete with scaffolding still in place
Matanuska Colony community center building containing three small shops that over years have housed many businesses including craft shop, barber & beauty shop, shoe repair shop and others.
Image is a broadside shot of the troop ship "St. Mihiel", the ship that brought most of the Colonists to Seward. Snow-covered mountains are in the background.
Image shows tents providing temporary housing for Matanuska Colonists in Palmer.  Men in foreground are loading trucks with lumber.
Image shows empty spaces between tents in Palmer's Tent City as personal tents are moved to area camps and other functions are moved from tents into other facilities as they become available.
A Colonist's tent is being sledded from Palmer to the temporary camp nearest their tract of land to await construction of their house.
Image is of some of the temporary offices in the Palmer "Tent City" complex of the Colony project.  Identifiable are the offices of the ARRC Timekeeper and the Matanuska Valley Pioneer newspaper.
South side of the initial Trading Post in the Commercial Center before it moved to the old Warehouse across the street.  A car of the day parked at the door.
Image is a summer view of the south side of the Co-op Trading Post looking across the parking lot at the front porch and door.  Two late '30s cars are parked in front and the water tower is partially visible at left.
Image is a winter shot of two unidentified men standing at a pitcher pump with well-drilling apparatus behind them.  Ice in foreground indicates they have struck water.
Colonist Bill Ising visits the cows belonging to residents of Camp 9 at milking time.  Cow at right is being milked.
Title

Camp 9 Cows 1

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Colonist Bill Ising visits the cows of Camp 9. Cow at right is being milked.

Description

Colonist Bill Ising visits the cows belonging to residents of Camp 9 at milking time. Cow at right is being milked.

Location

Matanuska Valley, Alaska

Image is of Colonist Bill Ising skidding firewood logs to Camp 9 tents for firewood with his two-horse team.
Title

Camp 9 Logging 1

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Bill Ising skids firewood logs to the tents of Camp 9.

Description

Image is of Colonist Bill Ising skidding firewood logs to Camp 9 tents for firewood with his two-horse team.

Location

Camp 9 south of Palmer

Allen Frederick skidding firewood logs to Colony Camp 9 with his horse
Title

Camp 9 Logging2

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Colonist Allen Frederick skids a log of firewood to the tents of Camp 9

Description

Allen Frederick skidding firewood logs to Colony Camp 9 with his horse

Location

Camp 9 south of Palmer, Alaska

Image shows the Colonist's tents at Camp #9 with Pioneer Pk. in the background.  Initials or names of the occupants have been noted by each tent along with a quote that accompanied the photo.
Title

Camp 9 Tents

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Colonist's tents at Camp #9 while waiting for their houses to be built.

Description

Image shows the Colonist's tents at Camp #9 with Pioneer Pk. in the background. Initials or names of the occupants have been noted by each tent along with a quote that accompanied the photo.

Location

Tract # 82

Palmer Community Center garage nearing exterior completion showing west side and south end
Title

Co-op Garage 3

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Community Center garage, to become known as the Co-op Garage, is nearing exterior completion

Description

Palmer Community Center garage nearing exterior completion showing west side and south end

Location

Palmer, Alaska

The Co-op Garage as it evolved into the 1940's, including a gas station, signage and parking.  Several automobiles are present as is the water tower evident behind.
Title

Co-op Garage 4

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Co-op Garage as it evolved into the 1940's. Several automobiles are parked adjacent, signs are evident, and the water tower is prominent.

Description

The Co-op Garage as it evolved into the 1940's, including a gas station, signage and parking. Several automobiles are present as is the water tower evident behind.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Colonist's Allen Frederick & Bill Ising stand with their new teams of horses
Title

Colonist's & Horses

Creator

Unnown

Subject

Allen Frederick & Bill Ising stand with their new teams of horses harnessed and ready to work

Description

Colonist's Allen Frederick & Bill Ising stand with their new teams of horses

Location

Matanuska Valley, Alaska

Winter view is of a colony farmstead, identified as that of the Allen Frederick family, including a colony house, barn and several outbuildings, with a backdrop of snow-clad mountains and trees.  Snow on the ground.
Title

Colony Farm 30

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Winter view of a Colony farmstead

Description

Winter view is of a colony farmstead, identified as that of the Allen Frederick family, including a colony house, barn and several outbuildings, with a backdrop of snow-clad mountains and trees. Snow on the ground.

Location

Matanuska Valley, Alaska

Image shows the Frederick house and barn are built and land clearing has begun in earnest
Title

Colony Farm 31

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Frederick family house and barn are built and land clearing has begun in earnest

Description

Image shows the Frederick house and barn are built and land clearing has begun in earnest

Location

Matanuska Valley, Alaska

Marian Frederick plays with pets, Frederick barn in background
Title

Colony Kids 6

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Marian Frederick and pets, Colony barn in backround

Description

Marian Frederick plays with pets, Frederick barn in background

Location

Matanuska Valley, Alaska

Marian Frederick stands with her accordion
Title

Colony Kids 7

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Marian Frederick stands with her accordion

Description

Marian Frederick stands with her accordion

Location

Matanuska Valley, Alaska

Two adults and a large group of small children
Title

Colony Kids 8

Creator

Unknown

Subject

A large group of small children stand with two adults

Description

Two adults and a large group of small children

Location

Matanuska Valley, Alaska

Winter scene of the school and dorm with major construction apparently complete but finish work still proceeding
Title

Community Center 10

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Winter view of Palmer school and the dorm with major exterior construction largely complete but still proceeding plete and

Description

Winter scene of the school and dorm with major construction apparently complete but finish work still proceeding

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Image shows a fall view of a ARRC Staff house, Manager's House, Dorm under construction and two people standing in foreground.
Title

Community Center 6

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Two people standing in front of a ARRC staff house, Manager's house and the Dorm under construction

Description

Image shows a fall view of a ARRC Staff house, Manager's House, Dorm under construction and two people standing in foreground.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Teacher Lucinda Ward stands in front of Community Center buildings, including the warehouse at left, temporary rail car school room at center, and other buildings at right.
Title

Community Center 7

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Teacher Lucinda Ward stands in front of the temporary rail car school room and other Community Center buildings in fall 1935.

Description

Teacher Lucinda Ward stands in front of Community Center buildings, including the warehouse at left, temporary rail car school room at center, and other buildings at right.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Marian and Charles Frederick stand in front of the new Post Office in Palmer's Community Center, winter of 1935-36.
Title

Community Center 8

Creator

Allen Frederick

Subject

Winter 1935-36, Marian & Charles stand in front of Palmer's new Post Office.

Description

Marian and Charles Frederick stand in front of the new Post Office in Palmer's Community Center, winter of 1935-36.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

View of the homestead brush field that would soon be occupied by Matanuska Colony Community Center buildings.
Title

Community Center 9

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Homestead clearing to soon be occupied by Matanuska Colony Community Center buildings

Description

View of the homestead brush field that would soon be occupied by Matanuska Colony Community Center buildings.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Matanuska Colony "Teachers Dorm" in the Palmer community center under construction.
Title

Dorm 2

Creator

Unknown

Subject

"Teachers Dorm" under construction

Description

Matanuska Colony "Teachers Dorm" in the Palmer community center under construction.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Image is of a man in foreground, thought to be Earl Barry, drawing a number from a box to determine which tract of land would be his new farm.  Don Irwin, Colony manager, squats on a platform at upper right overseeing the drawing.
Title

Drawing 1

Creator

Unknown

Subject

A Colonist draws a number from a box to determine which tract of land would become his new farm.

Description

Image is of a man in foreground, thought to be Earl Barry, drawing a number from a box to determine which tract of land would be his new farm. Don Irwin, Colony manager, squats on a platform at upper right overseeing the drawing.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Matanuska Colony men line up to draw lots for the tracts of land that would become their new farm homes
Title

Drawing 2

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Matanuska Colony men are lined up to draw lots for their new farm homes

Description

Matanuska Colony men line up to draw lots for the tracts of land that would become their new farm homes

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Colonists assemble in Palmer's "Tent City" to draw lots for a milk cow furnished by the Corporation to be added to the new Colony farms.
Title

Drawing 3

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Colonists gather at the Headquarters tent in Palmer's "Tent City" to draw lots for a milk cow to add to their new farms.

Description

Colonists assemble in Palmer's "Tent City" to draw lots for a milk cow furnished by the Corporation to be added to the new Colony farms.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Image shows a man plowing new ground with a Cat tractor and breaker plow
Title

Farming 18

Creator

Unknown

Subject

A man is plowing new ground with a Cat tractor and breaker plow

Description

Image shows a man plowing new ground with a Cat tractor and breaker plow

Location

Matanuska Valley, Alaska

Lumber is piled in foreground ready to build the Allen Frederick family house.  The family tent is among trees in background providing living quarters while the house is built.
Title

Frederick House 1

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Lumber piled in foreground, tent is in trees in background. Two men and a horse in mid ground.

Description

Lumber is piled in foreground ready to build the Allen Frederick family house. The family tent is among trees in background providing living quarters while the house is built.

Location

Matanuska Valley, Alaska

Image shows the back side of the Frederick house as it appeared about year 1940.
Title

Frederick House 10

Creator

Unknown

Subject

The back side of the Frederick house as it appeared about 1940.

Description

Image shows the back side of the Frederick house as it appeared about year 1940.

Location

Matanuska Valley, Alaska

One end of the Frederick Colony house kitchen.  Note wood stove on right, no electricity or running water.  Calendar shows November 1936.
Title

Frederick House 11

Creator

Unknown

Subject

One end of the kitchen in the Frederick family Colony house.

Description

One end of the Frederick Colony house kitchen. Note wood stove on right, no electricity or running water. Calendar shows November 1936.

Location

Matanuska Valley, Alaska

Other end of the Frederick Colony kitchen/dining room, note wood stove at left.
Title

Frederick House 12

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Other end of the Frederick house kitchen/dining room.

Description

Other end of the Frederick Colony kitchen/dining room, note wood stove at left.

Location

Matanuska Valley, Alaska

Image shows one end of the parlor in the Frederick home, featuring two rocking chairs, an overstuffed chair and cabinets.  Drapes and shades are on the windows.
Title

Frederick House 13

Creator

Unknown

Subject

View of one end of the parlor in Frederick's colony house shows two rocking chairs, an overstuffed chair, cabinets and long curtains and shades on the windows.

Description

Image shows one end of the parlor in the Frederick home, featuring two rocking chairs, an overstuffed chair and cabinets. Drapes and shades are on the windows.

Location

Matanuska Valley, Alaska

Image shows the other end of the parlor in the Frederick colony house.  An upright oil stove is apparent, an overstuffed chair is visible as are an overstuffed couch and a large upright radio.  Rugs are visible on the floor.  An obvious doorway is identified as leading to the girls' bedroom.  A less obvious doorway at left is identified as leading to the parents' bedroom.
Title

Frederick House 14

Creator

Unknown

Subject

The other end of the Frederick house parlor shows an oil stove, overstuffed chair, a couch, and doorways leading to bedrooms.

Description

Image shows the other end of the parlor in the Frederick colony house. An upright oil stove is apparent, an overstuffed chair is visible as are an overstuffed couch and a large upright radio. Rugs are visible on the floor. An obvious doorway is identified as leading to the girls' bedroom. A less obvious doorway at left is identified as leading to the parents' bedroom.

Location

Matanuska Valley, Alaska

View of the interior of master bedroom of the Frederick colony house showing some of the furnishings
Title

Frederick House 15

Creator

Unknown

Subject

View of the interior of the master bedroom of the Frederick colony house showing some of the furnishings

Description

View of the interior of master bedroom of the Frederick colony house showing some of the furnishings

Location

Matanuska Valley, Alaska

Interior view of the girl's bedroom in the Frederick colony house showing some of the furnishings
Title

Frederick House 16

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Interior view of the girls shared bedroom in the Frederick colony house showing some of the furnishings

Description

Interior view of the girl's bedroom in the Frederick colony house showing some of the furnishings

Location

Matanuska Valley, Alaska

Colonist Allen Frederick relaxes in his new colony home
Title

Frederick House 17

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Colonist Allen Frederick relaxes in his easy chair in his new colony home

Description

Colonist Allen Frederick relaxes in his new colony home

Location

Matanuska Valley, Alaska

View of two Frederick children playing a board game and showing some of the interior furnishings of the Frederick house
Title

Frederick House 18

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Two Frederick children playing a board game and showing some of the interior furnishings of the Frederick house

Description

View of two Frederick children playing a board game and showing some of the interior furnishings of the Frederick house

Location

Matanuska Valley, Alaska

Lumber pile in foreground, three men and horse team behind excavating the house location with a horse-drawn scoop
Title

Frederick House 2

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Three men and a horse team excavate the house site with a lumber pile in foreground

Description

Lumber pile in foreground, three men and horse team behind excavating the house location with a horse-drawn scoop

Location

Matanuska Valley, Alaska

Image shows the floor joists and some decking in place for the Frederick house
Title

Frederick House 3

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Floor joists and some decking in place for the floor of the Frederick house

Description

Image shows the floor joists and some decking in place for the Frederick house

Location

Matanuska Valley, Alaska

Image shows the Frederick house under construction with the floor and stud walls in place
Title

Frederick House 4

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Frederick house under construction with floor and stud walls in place and men working on it

Description

Image shows the Frederick house under construction with the floor and stud walls in place

Location

Matanuska Valley, Alaska

Image shows the walls clad and rafters up on the Frederick house
Title

Frederick House 5

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Walls of the Frederick house are clad and the rafters are up as construction continues

Description

Image shows the walls clad and rafters up on the Frederick house

Location

Matanuska Valley, Alaska

Image shows the back side of the Frederick house with walls and roof clad and three men standing on scaffolding
Title

Frederick House 6

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Back side view of the Frederick house showing the walls and roof clad and three unidentified men standing on scaffolding in front

Description

Image shows the back side of the Frederick house with walls and roof clad and three men standing on scaffolding

Location

Matanuska Valley, Alaska

Image shows the front of the Frederick house with framing almost complete, windows installed and some scaffolding still in place.  Three men are evident.
Title

Frederick House 7

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Framing is almost complete on the Frederick house, roof is on and windows installed. Three men are evident.

Description

Image shows the front of the Frederick house with framing almost complete, windows installed and some scaffolding still in place. Three men are evident.

Location

Matanuska Valley, Alaska

Image shows the Frederick family standing on the porch of their newly completed home.  The house is not yet painted.
Title

Frederick House 8

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Frederick family stands at the front door of their newly completed house.

Description

Image shows the Frederick family standing on the porch of their newly completed home. The house is not yet painted.

Location

Matanuska Valley, Alaska

A winter view of two unidentified men constructing an addition to the Frederick house.  The three Frederick children stand in front.
Title

Frederick House 9

Creator

Unknown

Subject

A winter view of two men constructing an addition to the Frederick house with the Frederick children standing in front.

Description

A winter view of two unidentified men constructing an addition to the Frederick house. The three Frederick children stand in front.

Location

Matanuska Valley, Alaska

Image is a fall view of the new Palmer hospital showing the exterior largely complete
Title

Hospital 6

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Fall view of the new Palmer hospital with the exterior largely complete

Description

Image is a fall view of the new Palmer hospital showing the exterior largely complete

Location

Palmer, Alaska

A man sits atop a Cat tractor in an area recently cleared of trees with standing timber in background
Title

Land Clearing 4

Creator

Unknown

Subject

A man sits atop a Cat tractor equipped with a land-clearing blade on land recently cleared of trees

Description

A man sits atop a Cat tractor in an area recently cleared of trees with standing timber in background

Location

Matanuska Valley, Alaska

Image shows several men and a horse team engaged in building a pile of logs they have cut and skidded into the farmstead as they clear a Colony farm of trees.  Part of a Colony barn, two cows and a two-horse team are visible as are uncut forest and mountains in background.
Title

Land Clearing 5

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Several men, using a team of horses, are clearing a Colony farm of trees and are building a pile of cordwood logs.

Description

Image shows several men and a horse team engaged in building a pile of logs they have cut and skidded into the farmstead as they clear a Colony farm of trees. Part of a Colony barn, two cows and a two-horse team are visible as are uncut forest and mountains in background.

Location

Matanuska Valley, Alaska

Colonists Bill Ising & Allen Frederick pause in their land-clearing efforts with children perched on a root wad behind them.  The Colony tent is visible and a pile of firewood is also evident.
Title

Land Clearing 6

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Colonists Bill Ising & Allen Frederick take a break from their forest-clearing activities

Description

Colonists Bill Ising & Allen Frederick pause in their land-clearing efforts with children perched on a root wad behind them. The Colony tent is visible and a pile of firewood is also evident.

Location

Matanuska Valley, Alaska

Colonists George Venne and Allen Frederick stand at a large spruce tree they have recently cut down as they clear the land for farming.  Dense forest is behind them.
Title

Land Clearing 7

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Colonists George Venne & Allen Frederick stand at a lrge tree they have recently cut down as they clear the dense forest seen behind them.ar

Description

Colonists George Venne and Allen Frederick stand at a large spruce tree they have recently cut down as they clear the land for farming. Dense forest is behind them.

Location

Matanuska Valley, Alaska

Colonist Grace Hynek pauses on her way to Felton's store and post office.  Felton's log roadhouse and store buildings are evident with two trucks parked in front.
Title

Palmer Street 49

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Grace Hynek stands in the street in front of Felton's roadhouse and store buildings. Two trucks are in front of the store.

Description

Colonist Grace Hynek pauses on her way to Felton's store and post office. Felton's log roadhouse and store buildings are evident with two trucks parked in front.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Three women and five children sit in front of a Colony tent with containers of current berries.
Title

People 30

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Women and children sit in front of a Colony tent with containers of recently picked current berries

Description

Three women and five children sit in front of a Colony tent with containers of current berries.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Image is of the first powerhouse constructed in the Palmer community center
Title

Powerhouse 4

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Palmer powerhouse in the Palmer community center

Description

Image is of the first powerhouse constructed in the Palmer community center

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Image is of one of the temporary sawmills set up around the Valley to cut lumber for building needs of the Colony.
Title

Sawmill 10

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Temporary sawmille to cut lumber for the needs of the Colony project.

Description

Image is of one of the temporary sawmills set up around the Valley to cut lumber for building needs of the Colony.

Location

Matanuska Valley, Alaska

Palmer school and gym under construction with exterior largely complete with scaffolding still in place
Title

School 1

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Palmer school and gym under construction with scaffolding still in place

Description

Palmer school and gym under construction with exterior largely complete with scaffolding still in place

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Matanuska Colony community center building containing three small shops that over years have housed many businesses including craft shop, barber & beauty shop, shoe repair shop and others.
Title

Shop Building 2

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Three small shop building upon completion

Description

Matanuska Colony community center building containing three small shops that over years have housed many businesses including craft shop, barber & beauty shop, shoe repair shop and others.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Image is a broadside shot of the troop ship "St. Mihiel", the ship that brought most of the Colonists to Seward. Snow-covered mountains are in the background.
Title

St. Mihiel 1

Creator

Unknown

Subject

"St. Mihiel, troop ship, sits broadside with snow-covered mountains beyond.

Description

Image is a broadside shot of the troop ship "St. Mihiel", the ship that brought most of the Colonists to Seward. Snow-covered mountains are in the background.

Location

Probably Seward, Alaska

Image shows tents providing temporary housing for Matanuska Colonists in Palmer.  Men in foreground are loading trucks with lumber.
Title

Tent City 2

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

Tents in middle ground provide temporary housing for Matanuska Colonists while men in foreground load trucks with lumber.

Description

Image shows tents providing temporary housing for Matanuska Colonists in Palmer. Men in foreground are loading trucks with lumber.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Image shows empty spaces between tents in Palmer's Tent City as personal tents are moved to area camps and other functions are moved from tents into other facilities as they become available.
Title

Tent City Dispersal 1

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Image shows gaps between tents in Tent City as tents are dispersed to other areas and business functions move out of tents into other facilities as they become available.

Description

Image shows empty spaces between tents in Palmer's Tent City as personal tents are moved to area camps and other functions are moved from tents into other facilities as they become available.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

A Colonist's tent is being sledded from Palmer to the temporary camp nearest their tract of land to await construction of their house.
Title

Tent Move 1

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Sledding a Colony family's tent to the temporary camp near their new land to await construction of their house.

Description

A Colonist's tent is being sledded from Palmer to the temporary camp nearest their tract of land to await construction of their house.

Location

Matanuska Valley, Alaska

Image is of some of the temporary offices in the Palmer "Tent City" complex of the Colony project.  Identifiable are the offices of the ARRC Timekeeper and the Matanuska Valley Pioneer newspaper.
Title

Tent Offices !

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Shown are tents and other temporary buildings of the Matanuska Colony "Tent City". The ARRC Timekeeper office and that of the Matanuska Valley Pioneer newspaper are identifiable.

Description

Image is of some of the temporary offices in the Palmer "Tent City" complex of the Colony project. Identifiable are the offices of the ARRC Timekeeper and the Matanuska Valley Pioneer newspaper.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

South side of the initial Trading Post in the Commercial Center before it moved to the old Warehouse across the street.  A car of the day parked at the door.
Title

Trading Post 4

Creator

Unknown

Subject

South side of the Colony Trading Post with a car of the early '30s parked at the door

Description

South side of the initial Trading Post in the Commercial Center before it moved to the old Warehouse across the street. A car of the day parked at the door.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Image is a summer view of the south side of the Co-op Trading Post looking across the parking lot at the front porch and door.  Two late '30s cars are parked in front and the water tower is partially visible at left.
Title

Trading Post 5

Creator

Unknown

Subject

South side of the 1940's Co-op Trading Post with two cars in the parking lot and the water tower partially visible at left.

Description

Image is a summer view of the south side of the Co-op Trading Post looking across the parking lot at the front porch and door. Two late '30s cars are parked in front and the water tower is partially visible at left.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Image is a winter shot of two unidentified men standing at a pitcher pump with well-drilling apparatus behind them.  Ice in foreground indicates they have struck water.
Title

Water Well 1

Creator

Unknown

Subject

A winter image of two unidentified men standing at a pitcher pump with well-drilling equipment behind them. Ice in foreground indicates successful acquisition of water.

Description

Image is a winter shot of two unidentified men standing at a pitcher pump with well-drilling apparatus behind them. Ice in foreground indicates they have struck water.

Location

Matanuska Valley, Alaska

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