Creator
Clarence Sjodin Family
Time Period
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Sjodin Collection

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Sjodin Collection

Image is of Clarence Sjodin standing in front of his barn and chicken house on his Colony farm.
A brown-tinted image of the front of the typical Colony barn on the Sjodin farm.
Image shows "Jr." Sjodin and his dog in a winter scene in the Sjodin farmstead with the barn and chicken coop behind.
Image shows a log Colony house in foreground and typical Colony barn behind.  A four-door sedan is partly visible parked behind the house.
Image is of four Colony farms located along Scott Road on the north side of Palmer.  Shown in foreground is the Sjodin farm on tract #98 with the Hesse buildings to the right and the Phuhl and Ekert farm buildings in mid-background.
Image shows the Sjodin Colony log home under construction with four men doing the construction standing in front.
Four men stand in front of a partially completed log house.  Colonist Clarence Sjodin is the third man from the left, the others are assumed to be "Transient" workers employed by the ARRC overseeing the Colony project.  The Sjodin farm was located on tract #98 north of Palmer.
"Jr." Sjodin, sits on the porch of the tent that was the family home while waiting for their new home to be constructed on their land tract.
Image shows three men and a boy standing next to a fallen birch tree with a crosscut saw and double-bit axes preparing to harvest firewood.  Clarence Sjodin stands at right with a small boy, probably "Jr" Sjodin.
Image shows a tracked trailer loaded with logs and two men perched on top.  Men are identified as Colonists Clarence Sjodin and Claude Hesse.  Logs are identified as destined for construction of the Sjodin house.  Cliffs topped with spruce trees are in the background.
Image shows two men, identified as Joe Puhl and Clarence Sjodin, standing in front of a log cabin in a sub-alpine setting.
Two men, identified as Oscar Beylund and Clarence Sjodin, are shown sitting on a tractor pulling a log in front of the Beylund Colony house.
Colonists Clarence & Alice Sjodin with two small children are shown aboard the U.S. Army Transport Ship ST. MIHIEL on their way to Matanuska Valley in Alaska.
Image is of a group of women assembled as a Sourdough Club skit dressed in cowgirl apparel and some with stringed musical instruments.
Two men, identified as Clarence Sjodin (L) and Claude Hesse (R), and two small boys, identified as "Jr. Sjodin (L) and Jimmy Hesse (R), display a large catch of salmon.  A white horse is evident behind next to the forest.
Colonist Clarence Sjodin drives a team of horses and wagon behind stacks of lumber and past "Tent City" tents in Palmer.
Image shows Clarence Sjodin standing next to the ARRC tractor fleet in the Co-op compound beneath the water tower.
Image shows a line of ARRC tractors parked in the Co-op compound by the railroad track.  Buildings associated with fuel handling and two waterline pump houses are visible.
Image is of Clarence Sjodin standing in front of his barn and chicken house on his Colony farm.
Title

Clarence Sjodin

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Clarence Sjodin stands in front of his barn and chicken house on his Colony farm.

Description

Image is of Clarence Sjodin standing in front of his barn and chicken house on his Colony farm.

Location

A brown-tinted image of the front of the typical Colony barn on the Sjodin farm.
Title

Colony Barns 2

Creator

Unknown

Subject

View of the front of the Sjodin Colony barn with the Dutch door open and the lower hay mow door open.

Description

A brown-tinted image of the front of the typical Colony barn on the Sjodin farm.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Image shows "Jr." Sjodin and his dog in a winter scene in the Sjodin farmstead with the barn and chicken coop behind.
Title

Colony Farm 28

Creator

Clarence Sjodin

Subject

"Jr." Sjodin and his dog stand in the snow on the Sjodin farmstead with the Colony barn and chicken coop behind.

Description

Image shows "Jr." Sjodin and his dog in a winter scene in the Sjodin farmstead with the barn and chicken coop behind.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Image shows a log Colony house in foreground and typical Colony barn behind.  A four-door sedan is partly visible parked behind the house.
Title

Colony Farm 29

Creator

Clarence Sjodin

Subject

A single-story log house is in foreground with a typical Colony barn beyond. An automobile is partly visible parked behind the house.

Description

Image shows a log Colony house in foreground and typical Colony barn behind. A four-door sedan is partly visible parked behind the house.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Image is of four Colony farms located along Scott Road on the north side of Palmer.  Shown in foreground is the Sjodin farm on tract #98 with the Hesse buildings to the right and the Phuhl and Ekert farm buildings in mid-background.
Title

Colony Farms 2

Creator

Unknown

Subject

The Sjodin Colony farmstead on Scott Road is shown in foreground at left, the Hesse Colony farmhouse is at right. Buildings of the Puhl and Ekert Colony families are visible in mid-background beyond.

Description

Image is of four Colony farms located along Scott Road on the north side of Palmer. Shown in foreground is the Sjodin farm on tract #98 with the Hesse buildings to the right and the Phuhl and Ekert farm buildings in mid-background.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Image shows the Sjodin Colony log home under construction with four men doing the construction standing in front.
Title

Colony Home 30

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Four men stand in front of the partially constructed log home of the Charles Sjodin Colony family.

Description

Image shows the Sjodin Colony log home under construction with four men doing the construction standing in front.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Four men stand in front of a partially completed log house.  Colonist Clarence Sjodin is the third man from the left, the others are assumed to be "Transient" workers employed by the ARRC overseeing the Colony project.  The Sjodin farm was located on tract #98 north of Palmer.
Title

Colony Home 35

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Four men stand in front of a partially completed log house they have been building.

Description

Four men stand in front of a partially completed log house. Colonist Clarence Sjodin is the third man from the left, the others are assumed to be "Transient" workers employed by the ARRC overseeing the Colony project. The Sjodin farm was located on tract #98 north of Palmer.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

"Jr." Sjodin, sits on the porch of the tent that was the family home while waiting for their new home to be constructed on their land tract.
Title

Colony Kids 4

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Colony kid, "Jr." Sjodin , sits on the porch of the tent serving as temporary family home while waiting for their permanent log home to be built on their land tract #98.

Description

"Jr." Sjodin, sits on the porch of the tent that was the family home while waiting for their new home to be constructed on their land tract.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Image shows three men and a boy standing next to a fallen birch tree with a crosscut saw and double-bit axes preparing to harvest firewood.  Clarence Sjodin stands at right with a small boy, probably "Jr" Sjodin.
Title

Firewood Harvest 2

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Three men and a small boy stand next to a fallen tree preparing to use the crosscut saw and double-bit axes in view to harvest firewood.

Description

Image shows three men and a boy standing next to a fallen birch tree with a crosscut saw and double-bit axes preparing to harvest firewood. Clarence Sjodin stands at right with a small boy, probably "Jr" Sjodin.

Location

Matanuska Valley, Alaska

Image shows a tracked trailer loaded with logs and two men perched on top.  Men are identified as Colonists Clarence Sjodin and Claude Hesse.  Logs are identified as destined for construction of the Sjodin house.  Cliffs topped with spruce trees are in the background.
Title

Hauling Logs 1

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Two men are perched on top of logs chained on top of a tracked trailer with cliffs and spruce trees in background.

Description

Image shows a tracked trailer loaded with logs and two men perched on top. Men are identified as Colonists Clarence Sjodin and Claude Hesse. Logs are identified as destined for construction of the Sjodin house. Cliffs topped with spruce trees are in the background.

Location

Matanuska Valley, Alaska

Image shows two men, identified as Joe Puhl and Clarence Sjodin, standing in front of a log cabin in a sub-alpine setting.
Title

Hunters 3

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Two men stand in front of a log hunting cabin.

Description

Image shows two men, identified as Joe Puhl and Clarence Sjodin, standing in front of a log cabin in a sub-alpine setting.

Location

Unknown

Two men, identified as Oscar Beylund and Clarence Sjodin, are shown sitting on a tractor pulling a log in front of the Beylund Colony house.
Title

Men 1

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Two men on a "cat" tractor attached by a cable to a log. The Beylund Colony house is behind.

Description

Two men, identified as Oscar Beylund and Clarence Sjodin, are shown sitting on a tractor pulling a log in front of the Beylund Colony house.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Colonists Clarence & Alice Sjodin with two small children are shown aboard the U.S. Army Transport Ship ST. MIHIEL on their way to Matanuska Valley in Alaska.
Title

People 28

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Matanuska Colonists Clarence & Alice, with two small children, are shown aboard the U.S. Army Transport ship ST. MIHIEL

Description

Colonists Clarence & Alice Sjodin with two small children are shown aboard the U.S. Army Transport Ship ST. MIHIEL on their way to Matanuska Valley in Alaska.

Location

Aboard USAT St. Mihiel

Image is of a group of women assembled as a Sourdough Club skit dressed in cowgirl apparel and some with stringed musical instruments.
Title

People 29

Creator

Virgil Eckert

Subject

Sourdough Club women assembled in cowgirl apparel and with stringed instruments

Description

Image is of a group of women assembled as a Sourdough Club skit dressed in cowgirl apparel and some with stringed musical instruments.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Two men, identified as Clarence Sjodin (L) and Claude Hesse (R), and two small boys, identified as "Jr. Sjodin (L) and Jimmy Hesse (R), display a large catch of salmon.  A white horse is evident behind next to the forest.
Title

Salmon Harvest 1

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Two men and two small boys stand in Sjodin's farmyard and display a large catch of salmon ready to be processed.

Description

Two men, identified as Clarence Sjodin (L) and Claude Hesse (R), and two small boys, identified as "Jr. Sjodin (L) and Jimmy Hesse (R), display a large catch of salmon. A white horse is evident behind next to the forest.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Colonist Clarence Sjodin drives a team of horses and wagon behind stacks of lumber and past "Tent City" tents in Palmer.
Title

Tent City 1

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Colonist Clarence Sjodin drives a two-horse team and wagon behind stacks of lumber and past white tents of "Tent City" which would become the city of Palmer.

Description

Colonist Clarence Sjodin drives a team of horses and wagon behind stacks of lumber and past "Tent City" tents in Palmer.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Image shows Clarence Sjodin standing next to the ARRC tractor fleet in the Co-op compound beneath the water tower.
Title

Tractors 2

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Clarence Sjodin stands next to the ARRC tractor fleet in the Co-op compound beneath the water tower

Description

Image shows Clarence Sjodin standing next to the ARRC tractor fleet in the Co-op compound beneath the water tower.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Image shows a line of ARRC tractors parked in the Co-op compound by the railroad track.  Buildings associated with fuel handling and two waterline pump houses are visible.
Title

Tractors 3

Creator

Unknown

Subject

A line of ARRC tractors is shown parked in the Co-op compound

Description

Image shows a line of ARRC tractors parked in the Co-op compound by the railroad track. Buildings associated with fuel handling and two waterline pump houses are visible.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

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