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Time Period
1948-1953
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Hitchen Collection

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Hitchen Collection

The Hitchen collection contains 80 color 35mm slides of the Matanuska Valley area from the late 1940's and early 1950's.

Photo is a color image of a woman standing on the Eklutna Flats among blooming Shooting Star flowers with large metal radio towers rising behind.  A small white building is visible in background next to a small hill.  Another building is partially visible at left.  This was a typical scene in May on the Flats during the 1940’s and 50’s, on both sides of the road, as the shooting stars and blue iris bloomed.  As willow brush became more prevalent the flowers have continued to be crowded out.
Image is a fall color view of the Matanuska Experiment Farm buildings taken from Trunk Road south of the farm.  The gravel road is prominent in foreground with a car parked on the shoulder.  A field of ripe grain is to the left and the farm buildings are in middle ground, center.  A power pole is visible to the right of the road and telephone poles and wires are evident on the road’s left side.  Fluffy white clouds are in blue sky overhead.
Photo is a color view of the buildings of Independence gold mine taken from the north above as it appeared in 1948.  The view includes bunkhouses and administration buildings, fuel tanks, ore processing buildings and mine timber piles.
Photo is a color image of a woman standing on the Eklutna Flats among blooming Shooting Star flowers with large metal radio towers rising behind.  A small white building is visible in background next to a small hill.  Another building is partially visible at left.  This was a typical scene in May on the Flats during the 1940’s and 50’s, on both sides of the road, as the shooting stars and blue iris bloomed.  As willow brush became more prevalent the flowers have continued to be crowded out.
Title

Eklutna Flats Flowers

Creator

Malita & Sparks

Subject

A woman stands among a field of shooting star flowers blooming under radio towers on Eklutna Flats near Eklutna Village, Alaska

Description

Photo is a color image of a woman standing on the Eklutna Flats among blooming Shooting Star flowers with large metal radio towers rising behind. A small white building is visible in background next to a small hill. Another building is partially visible at left. This was a typical scene in May on the Flats during the 1940’s and 50’s, on both sides of the road, as the shooting stars and blue iris bloomed. As willow brush became more prevalent the flowers have continued to be crowded out.

Location

Eklutna, Alaska

Image is a fall color view of the Matanuska Experiment Farm buildings taken from Trunk Road south of the farm.  The gravel road is prominent in foreground with a car parked on the shoulder.  A field of ripe grain is to the left and the farm buildings are in middle ground, center.  A power pole is visible to the right of the road and telephone poles and wires are evident on the road’s left side.  Fluffy white clouds are in blue sky overhead.
Title

Experiment Farm 33

Creator

Hitchen

Subject

A color view of the Matanuska Experiment Farm viewed from Trunk Road on the south

Description

Image is a fall color view of the Matanuska Experiment Farm buildings taken from Trunk Road south of the farm. The gravel road is prominent in foreground with a car parked on the shoulder. A field of ripe grain is to the left and the farm buildings are in middle ground, center. A power pole is visible to the right of the road and telephone poles and wires are evident on the road’s left side. Fluffy white clouds are in blue sky overhead.

Location

Matanuska, Alaska

Photo is a color view of the buildings of Independence gold mine taken from the north above as it appeared in 1948.  The view includes bunkhouses and administration buildings, fuel tanks, ore processing buildings and mine timber piles.
Title

Mine 5, Independence

Creator

Malita & Sparks

Subject

Overview of Independence gold mine buildings in 1948

Description

Photo is a color view of the buildings of Independence gold mine taken from the north above as it appeared in 1948. The view includes bunkhouses and administration buildings, fuel tanks, ore processing buildings and mine timber piles.

Location

Talkeetna Mountains north of Palmer, Alaska

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