Title

Anchorage Overview 3

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Air view of Anchorage, Alaska

Description

Image is an aerial view of Anchorage, Alaska taken from above Cook Inlet looking east over the Ship Creek valley and the city to snow-clad Chugach Mountains beyond. The photo appears to have been take sometime between 1953 and 1964.

Location

Anchorage, Alaska

Title

Colony Farms 1

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

Air view of colony farms as forest clearing begins

Description

Image is an oblique aerial view of six Colony farmsteads in 1936 showing the buildings constructed to date, progress being made in clearing the dense forest in which they are located and land beginning to be tilled.

Location

Matanuska Valley, Alaska

Title

Experiment Farm 17

Creator

Hewitt's Photo Shop

Subject

Experiment Farm

Description

Image is a high oblique west oriented overview of the Matanuska Experiment Farm and surrounding landscape. Land clearing patterns are obvious. Several small independent farmsteads are visible in small forest clearings. Lakes and roads are visible.

Location

Matanuska Valley, Alaska

Title

Matanuska Valley Air View 6

Creator

T.H. Day, USDA Soil Conservation Service

Subject

Matanuska Valley

Description

Image is an oblique aerial view looking northwest across the Matanuska Valley with the City of Palmer in foreground. The fairgrounds and surrounding farms are evident. The Glenn Highway passing through Palmer, and the Palmer-Wasilla Road are evident. Land clearing patterns are apparent. Talkeetna Mountains are in background.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Palmer Air View 10

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Color northerly aerial view of east Palmer to the Matanuska River

Description

Image is a color aerial oblique view looking north across the east part of Palmer showing buildings, roads and farm land to the Matanuska River in background.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Palmer Air View 11

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Northwesterly aerial view of Palmer and surrounding farm lands and forest

Description

Image is an aerial oblique view looking northwesterly across the Community Center of Palmer showing buildings, roads and surrounding farm land and forest.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Palmer Air View 12

Creator

Jackson

Subject

Northerly aerial view of Palmer and surrounding farm lands, forest and the Matanuska River

Description

Image is an aerial oblique view looking northerly across Palmer showing buildings, roads and surrounding farm land, forest and Matanuska River.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Palmer Air View 13

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Northerly aerial view of the Matanuska Colony “Tent City” at Palmer and surrounding farm lands, forest, Matanuska River and Talkeetna Mountains

Description

Image is an aerial oblique view looking northerly across the Matanuska Colony “Tent City” at Palmer showing buildings, tents, roads, surrounding farm land, forest, Matanuska River and Talkeetna Mountains in background.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Palmer Air View 14

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Aerial view of Palmer in the 1940’s

Description

Image is a high oblique summer view of Palmer, Alaska looking northeast across the town to the Matanuska River and the base of Lazy Mountain. Local homesteads and other clearings within heavy forest are apparent as are roads, streets and community buildings.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Palmer Air View 15

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

Aerial view of Palmer in the summer of 1935 with many of the colonist’s tents still present

Description

Image is a high oblique view of Palmer in the summer of 1935 when it was often called “Tent City” because of all the tents in place housing the Colonists and others associated with the Matanuska Colony project. The numbers in evidence on the photo identify: #3-Trading Post; #4-Isolation Hospital; #5-General & Maternity Hospital; #6-Manager Don Irwin’s Residence. Homesteader John Bugge’s fields are in the lower right and other homestead clearings within the heavy forest are apparent.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Palmer Air View 16

Creator

Hewitt's Photo Shop

Subject

Aerial view of Palmer, August 1935

Description

Image is a black & white high oblique view including much of John Bugge’s homestead, the “Tent City” of Palmer, patches of cleared land and uncut forest. The “Wasilla road” is apparent to Bugge’s hill.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Palmer Air View 6

Creator

Jack B. Anderson

Subject

Color aerial oblique view across Palmer and Matanuska River to Knik Glacier and mountains.

Description

Image is an oblique southeasterly summer view across Palmer and the Matanuska River to Knik Glacier and snow-clad mountains beyond.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Palmer Air View 9

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Color southerly aerial view of Palmer and the Springer System to the Matanuska River and Bodenburg Butte beyond

Description

Image is a color aerial oblique view looking south across part of Palmer to the Springer System farm land, the Matanuska River and Bodenburg Butte.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

View From The Butte

Creator

Associated Press Photo

Subject

South View From Bodenburg Butte

Description

Image is an oblique view from Bodenburg Butte looking south over several Colony farmsteads. Barns & houses are visible and newly cleared fields are obvious within the remaining forest. Stump rows are evident within the fields, roads are apparent in foreground. The Knik River is visible in background.

Location

Matanuska Valley, Alaska

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