Title

Bygone Barn 1

Creator

Richard Estelle

Subject

Colony barn in state of collapse

Description

Image is a winter view of a Colony Barn, identified as located on Tract#157 near Bodenburg Butte and having originally belonged to Colonists Lawrence and Grace Dreghorn. The barn exhibits evidence of early stages of collapse. A smaller structure, possibly a chicken coop, is apparent at left and a pick-up truck is parked in foreground. Pioneer Peak is the backdrop.

Location

Bodenburg Butte, Matanuska Valley

Title

Bygone Barn 2

Creator

Richard Estelle

Subject

Colony barn in state of collapse

Description

Image is a summer view of a Colony Barn, identified as located on Tract #134 north of Palmer, having originally belonged to Colonists Oscar and Elvi Kerttula. The barn exhibits significance evidence of advanced stages of collapse and came down in 2006. A smaller attached structure, perhaps a milking parlor, is at right and a concrete upright silo is behind at left.

Location

North of Palmer, Alaska

Title

Bygone Barn 3

Creator

Richard Estelle

Subject

Colony barn in state of collapse

Description

Image is a summer view of a Colony Barn, identified as located on Tract #134 north of Palmer, having originally belonged to Colonists Oscar and Elvi Kerttula. The barn exhibits significance evidence of advanced stages of collapse and came down in 2006. A smaller attached structure, perhaps a milking parlor, is at right, Talkeetna Mountains evident in background.

Location

North of Palmer, Alaska

Title

Bygone Barn 4

Creator

Richard Estelle

Subject

Colony barn in state of collapse

Description

Image is a summer view of a Colony Barn, identified as located on Tract #134 north of Palmer, having originally belonged to Colonists Oscar and Elvi Kerttula. The barn exhibits significance evidence of advanced stages of collapse and came down in 2006. A smaller attached structure, perhaps a milking parlor, is at right, part of another smaller log structure, perhaps a chicken coop, is at left, and a concrete upright silo is behind at left.

Location

North of Palmer, Alaska

Title

Bygone Barn 5

Creator

Richard Estelle

Subject

Colony barn in state of collapse

Description

Image is a fall view of a Colony Barn, identified as located on Tract #194 near Bodenburg Butte, having originally belonged to Colonists Lloyd and Dorothy Bell. The barn exhibits significance evidence of advanced stages of collapse. Portions of other buildings are evident adjacent and nearby, Beyers Peak is in background. This farm, located at the corner of Bodenburg Loop Road and Doc. McKinley Ave., was later owned by dentist Lee McKinley prior to the later demise of the barn. This photo is number one of three documenting the collapse of this barn.

Location

Near Bodenburg Butte, Alaska

Title

Bygone Barn 6

Creator

Richard Estelle

Subject

Colony barn in state of collapse

Description

Image is a summer view of a Colony Barn, identified as located on Tract #194 near Bodenburg Butte, having originally belonged to Colonists Lloyd and Dorothy Bell. The barn exhibits significance evidence of advanced stages of collapse. A portion of an attached concrete block building is evident at left. Bodenburg Butte is behind. This farm, located at the corner of Bodenburg Loop Road and Doc. McKinley Ave., was later owned by dentist Lee McKinley prior to the later demise of the barn. This photo is number two in a series of three documenting the collapse of this barn.

Location

Near Bodenburg Butte, Alaska

Title

Bygone Barn 7

Creator

Richard Estelle

Subject

Colony barn in state of collapse

Description

Image is a summer view of a Colony Barn, identified as located on Tract #194 near Bodenburg Butte, having originally belonged to Colonists Lloyd and Dorothy Bell. The barn is in final stages of collapse. A portion of an attached concrete block building is evident at left and Chugach Mountains are in background. This farm, located at the corner of Bodenburg Loop Road and Doc. McKinley Ave., was later owned by dentist Lee McKinley prior to the later demise of the barn. This photo is number three in a series of three documenting the collapse of this barn.

Location

Near Bodenburg Butte, Alaska

Title

Colony Barn 1

Creator

Richard Estelle

Subject

Colony barn in state of decline

Description

The black & white image is a winter scene of a Matanuska Colony barn, identified as originally belonging to colonists Lawrence & Grace Dreghorn on tract #157 near Bodenburg Butte. The barn is in the moderately early state of collapse with the roof sagging and the upper portion tipping greatly. A pickup truck is parked in foreground with Pioneer Peak forming the background.

Location

Matanuska Valley near Bodenburg Butte

Title

Colony Barn Under Construction 1

Creator

Ruth DeArmond

Subject

Colony Barn Under Construction

Description

Image is a black & white view of a Matanuska Colony barn under construction. The lower portion, constructed of spruce logs, is essentially complete with two corner air shafts to the upper hay mow in place. Several men are visible preparing to construct the hay mow floor and roof using dimension lumber. The cupola, ready to be installed as ventilation at the peak of the roof, is visible on the ground at left.

Location

Matanuska Valley, Alaska

Title

Colony Barn Under Construction 2

Creator

Neil Miller

Subject

Colony barn under construction

Description

Image shows a Colony barn under construction with the bottom portion complete and the roof framed and ready to be covered. The farm's well house and a stack of lumber are in the foreground.

Location

Colony tract #155 north of Palmer, Alaska

Title

Colony Barns

Creator

Unknown press photo

Subject

Two Colony barns on a dairy farm.

Description

Press photo image shows several dairy cows gathered in front of a typical Colony chicken house and another building. Two Colony barns are prominent behind the other buildings. Heavy forest and Lazy Mountain are visible beyond under a partly cloudy sky.

Location

Matanuska Valley south of Palmer, Alaska

Title

Colony Buildings 1

Creator

Ruth Bailey

Subject

Colony Pump House, Garage & Barn of Ferber & Ruth Bailey

Description

Image is a winter, easterly view, of the barn, garage and pump house of Colonists Ferber & Ruth Bailey, located on Tract # 152. A two-story hexagonal tower at the back of the pump house is identified as the water tank enclosure. The barn is at its original location before it was moved to make way for the highway construction cut straitening the Glen Highway up Bailey Hill.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Colony Buildings 2

Creator

Ruth Bailey

Subject

Colony Pump House & Barn of Ferber & Ruth Bailey

Description

Image is a winter scene of a small white, single story building in foreground, identified as the pump house of Colonists Ferber & Ruth Bailey, located on Tract # 152. A two-story hexagonal tower at the back of the pump house is identified as the water tank enclosure. Part of the barn is visible behind the pump house at its original location before it was moved to make way for the highway construction cut straitening the Glen Highway up Bailey Hill.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Colony Farm 1

Creator

Hewitt's

Subject

Matanuska Colony Farm

Description

Image shows a Colony farmstead on tract#112 located on the Fishhook Road north of Palmer. In foreground is a potato field with several people harvesting. A Colony barn, house and other outbuildings are evident. A field of haystacks is to the right with heavy woods behind. Snow-clad mountains form the background.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Colony Farm 10

Creator

Thomas Kodagraph

Subject

Pippel Colony Farm

Description

Image is a late summer view of a colony barn, well house and house with heavy cottonwood and birch forest beyond. A field of vegetables is at right with evidence that some crops have been harvested. The front of a truck is visible next to the barn. A horse is lying on the ground at right foreground. The farmstead is identified as that of Colonists Walt and Melva Pippel on tract #106 near Palmer, Alaska.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Colony Farm 11

Creator

Brickley

Subject

Colony Farmstead

Description

Image is an easterly winter view of a horse standing in a field in foreground, a colony house, barn and other buildings in middle ground and prominent snow-clad mountains beyond.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Colony Farm 12

Creator

Neil Miller

Subject

Neil & Margaret's first Colony farmstead

Description

Image is a winter scene of Neil & Margaret Miller's first Colony farm on tract #155 along the Fishhook Road north of Palmer, Alaska. A typical Colony barn is apparent, a very atypical colonist house is visible, and an automobile is evident in the driveway.

Location

Tract #155 north of Palmer, Alaska

Title

Colony Farm 13

Creator

Howard Doster, Army Photographer

Subject

Farm

Description

Image shows a Colony log house and typical Colony barn, a cow in foreground behind a barbed wire fence, two cars next to the house, trees and Pioneer Peak in background.

Location

Matanuska Valley South of Palmer, Alaska

Title

Colony Farm 14

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Matanuska Colony Farms

Description

Image is a low oblique showing a Matanuska Colony farmstead in foreground and another in middle ground, fields of shocked grain, and snow-capped Pioneer Peak in background.

Location

Matanuska Valley Near Bodenburg Butte

Title

Colony Farm 15

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Matanuska Colony farmstead

Description

Image shows a Colony farmstead of house, barn and outbuildings in middle ground framed by trees and brush in foreground. Talkeetna mountains form the background. Note on the reverse indicates the location is 25 miles west of Palmer. The name "Mrs. Amos Landis" is also written on the back.

Location

Matanuska Valley, Alaska

Title

Colony Farm 16

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Colony farm of Joe & Blanche Puhl

Description

Image is a late summer view of a Colony log home, a barn under construction, and harvested hay stacked on stakes to dry in foreground. Scattered birch and cottonwood trees are in foreground and middle ground with heavy forest as the backdrop.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Colony Farm 17

Creator

Howard Doster, Army Photographer

Subject

Matanuska Colony Farmstead

Description

Image is of a log house in the middle ground with a typical Colony barn partially visible behind. In foreground is a fence with a log arch and rails adjacent to a gravel road. Bodenburg Butte is visible in the background as is Pioneer Peak with adjacent clouds.

Location

On Springer Road System South of Palmer, Alaska

Title

Colony Farm 18

Creator

Thomas Kodagraph

Subject

A Colony farmstead house, barn and outbuildings with haystacks and fence in foreground

Description

Image is of a Colony farmstead showing the house, barn and outbuildings in middle ground with a fence and numerous haystacks in foreground. Birch and spruce forest forms the backdrop.

Location

Matanuska Valley, Alaska

Title

Colony Farm 2

Creator

Brickley

Subject

Dairy cows in a field of a Colony farm

Description

Image shows a group of dairy cows in a field in foreground, a Colony barn and other buildings near a group of trees in middle ground with snow-clad mountains in background. This farm is located on Colony tract #112 bordering the Palmer-Fishhook road north of Palmer.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Colony Farm 23

Creator

Unknown

Subject

View of Sandvik’s Colony farm near Bodenburg Butte with Pioneer Peak beyond

Description

Image is a low oblique summer view of Ingolf and Agnes Sandvik’s Colony farmstead at the base of Bodenburg Butte south of Palmer. People are visible in the yard. Pioneer Peak, with remnant snow at elevation, forms the backdrop.

Location

Matanuska Valley near Bodenburg Butte, Alaska

Title

Colony Farm 3

Creator

Unknown-Possibly Irv Plitt

Subject

Two Women & Child and Colony Farmstead

Description

Image shows two women and small child standing in a garden with a Colony farmstead behind them and forest beyond.

Location

Matanuska Valley, Alaska

Title

Colony Farm 4

Creator

Associated Press photo, photographer unknown

Subject

Colony farmstead

Description

Image is a northeasterly view from Scott Road showing numerous hay stacks in foreground, a colony barn under construction, a tent, and a log house in middle ground. Spruce and cottonwood trees form the forest behind the buildings, part of Lazy Mountain is visible beyond.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Colony Farm 5

Creator

Tom Day, USDA Soil Conservation Service

Subject

Farm

Description

Image shows a wire fence in foreground, numerous high tree stumps with several cows intermingled in the middle ground. Two typical Colony barns and other buildings are beyond with Bodenburg Butte and other mountains and forest in background. Caption: "Cows in stump pasture. One of the steps in land clearing."

Location

Two Miles South of Palmer, Alaska

Title

Colony Farm 6

Creator

Neil Miller

Subject

Farm

Description

Image is an easterly view across a partially harvested grain field with uncut grain and harvested grain shocks in the foreground, a Colony house and barn in middle ground with heavy forest behind. Mountains form the backdrop.

Location

Tract #99 Palmer, Alaska

Title

Colony Farm 7

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Farms

Description

View is of a Colony farmstead, identified as that of Colonists Walter & Melva Pippel on tract #106. Open fields planted with various vegetables are prominent in foreground with the farmstead house and barn in middle ground. A touring car is prominent on the road passing through the property in the middle ground. Rooftops of the adjacent farmstead's barn and house are visible beyond. Trees border fields in middle and background with Talkeetna Mountains in far background.

Location

One mile north of Palmer, Alaska

Title

Colony Farm 8

Creator

Thomas Kodagraph

Subject

Pippel Colony farm

Description

Image is a summer view of a colony house, barn and well house. The barn roof is under construction. A field of cabbage is in foreground. The farmstead is identified as that of Colonists Walt and Melva Pippel on tract #106 near Palmer, Alaska.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Colony Farm 9

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Pippel Colony Farm

Description

Image is a summer view of a colony house with a colony barn beyond. A field of cabbage is in foreground. The farmstead is identified as that of Colonists Walt and Melva Pippel on tract #106 near Palmer, Alaska.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Colony Home 23

Creator

Jackson

Subject

Home and barn of Colonists Virgil and Lillian Eckert

Description

Image is a summer view of the Colony home and barn of Virgil and Lillian Eckert on their farm tract #100 on the north edge of Palmer. The house is of the log “cabin” style as were many of the Colony homes. The round-roofed barn was not typical of the Colony barns and was one of only three or four constructed of that style. A smaller log building is visible behind the house. Scattered birch trees are around the farmstead with heavy birch forest beyond.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Farm 10

Creator

Brickley

Subject

M. D. Snodgrass farm on the edge of Palmer

Description

Image is of a field of harvested and shocked grain in foreground with a log house and Colony-style barn and other buildings in middle ground. A fringe of trees frame the farmstead with Lazy Mountain in background. This farm belonged to M. D. Snodgrass who was instrumental in establishing the Matanuska Experiment Farm and in recruiting farmers from the states to come to Alaska to farm. He was also a supporter of the Matanuska Colony project and later made part of his farm land available for growth of the city of Palmer.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Farm 15

Creator

Cliff Marcus

Subject

Havemeister Colony farm on tract # 167

Description

Image is of the farmstead of Colonists Arnold and Emmy Havemeister on tract # 167 along East Bogard Road between Palmer and Wasilla. A typical Colony barn and other outbuildings are evident. Dairy cows are visible in the pasture and feed lot. Snow-capped Chugach Mountains are in background.

Location

Matanuska Valley, Alaska

Title

Farm 6

Creator

Cliff Marcus, USDA Soil Conservation Service

Subject

Farm

Description

Image shows a summer season fenced in foreground with a farmstead in middle ground at the base of Bodenburg Butte. Mountains are in background. Caption: "Leonard William's farm. Brome fields with Bodenburg Butte in background."

Location

Bodenburg Butte, Matanuska Valley, Alaska

Title

Farming 17

Creator

Associated Press

Subject

A crew of workers operates a potato digger on a Colony farm.

Description

Image shows a crew of farmers, soldiers and women operating a potato digger machine on a Colony farm. Farmstead buildings are in background, including a barn, house and outbuildings. Heavy forest is in background.

Location

Matanuska Valley, Alaska

Title

Farming 13

Creator

Unknown

Subject

: A tractor pulls a grain drill and cultipacker planting grain on a Colony farm with barn, house and outbuildings in background.

Description

Image is of a Colony farmstead with a steel-wheeled tractor pulling a grain drill and cultipacker in the field in foreground. A Colony house, barn and outbuildings are in the background. One man is driving the tractor with another, identified as Ferber Bailey, riding on the packer behind the drill.

Location

Matanuska Valley, Alaska

Title

Lew Hanks and farmer LaRose

Creator

Lew Hanks

Subject

Conservationist Lew Hanks consults with farmer LaRose

Description

District Conservationist Lew Hanks reviews a land use map with Matanuska Valley farmer and Colonist Henry LaRose during the winter of 1953. Temperature was noted to be minus 30 degrees.

Location

Matanuska Valley, Alaska

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