Title

Palmer Street 32

Creator

Anchorage Times Newspaper

Subject

Koslosky’s store on South Alaska Street in Palmer in fall 1958 after the street was paved.

Description

Image is the east side of Koslosky’s Department Store facing South Alaska Street in Palmer as it appeared in fall of 1958. Automobiles are parked along newly installed curbs and sidewalks on the recently paves street. Signs are prominent.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Anchorage Overview 1

Creator

USDA Soil Conservation Service

Subject

Anchorage, Alaska

Description

Image shows an oblique view of Anchorage looking west from above the Pine Street intersection with the Glenn Highway.

Location

Anchorage, Alaska

Title

Anchorage Overview 2

Creator

USDA Soil Conservation Service

Subject

Anchorage, Alaska

Description

Image shows an oblique view of Anchorage looking west from above 3rd Avenue at about the intersection with Reeve Boulevard.

Location

Anchorage, Alaska

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

Cafe 1

Creator

Anchorage Times Newspaper

Subject

Interior view of the Frontier Café in Palmer

Description

Image is an interior view of the Frontier Cafe in Palmer as it appeared about 1960.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Church 13

Creator

Mac's Photo Shop

Subject

Eklutna Russian Orothodox Church

Description

Image is a three quarter side view of the Eklutna Russian Orthodox Church in the foreground. Identity and instruction signs are in near foreground. People are walking among grave houses in middle ground with trees beyond.

Location

Eklutna, Alaska

Title

Church 2

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Palmer First Church of God near completion in 1949

Description

Image shows the First Church of God in Palmer with construction essentially complete.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Co-op Creamery 2

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Matanuska Valley Co-op Creamery Building with ARRC Car in front and Water Tower behind.

Description

Image is a summer view of the Matanuska Valley Farmer’s Co-op Creamery building in Palmer with exterior construction essentially complete but with foundation work still under way. The water tower is visible behind and an ARRC car is in front. A man is visible working on a retaining wall.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Dr. C. Earl Albrecht

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Dr. Albrecht, Colony physician, writes a prescription for a Valley resident at a woodpile amid Colonist tents at Palmer.

Description

Image is a winter scene showing Dr. C. Earl Albrecht, Matanuska Valley physician, standing beside a woodpile writing a prescription for a woman nearby. At his feet are two medical bags, one opened and exhibiting its contents while perched on the piled wood. Tents are in middle ground and a truck is partially visible behind the woman with a man standing next to it. Snow-clad Pioneer Peak is in background.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Felton's Store 2

Creator

International News Photo, Inc.

Subject

People standing about in front of Felton’s store & post office

Description

This is a press photo showing people standing at the front of Felton’s store and Post Office. James Felton and partner, Ward, operated the Post Office with the community name of “Warton” until 1935 when the name was changed to “Palmer”. Accompanying information identifies the young man in front as John Walsh, a university graduate, employed as a carpenter, probably as one of the Matanuska Colony project transient labor force.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Fire Hall 1

Creator

Anchorage Times Newspaper

Subject

Palmer Fire Department headquarters viewed from W. Evergreen Ave. in 1955

Description

Image is a summer street-side view from W. Evergreen Ave. of the Palmer Fire Department Fire Hall as it appeared in 1955.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Hatchery Incubators

Creator

Nichols

Subject

Workers unload incubators for installation in the new hatchery building

Description

Image shows a winter scene of workers uncrating incubators for installation in the new poultry hatchery building in the community center of the Matanuska Colony Project in Palmer. The Colony warehouse and water tower are visible in background. Overhead electric lines are evident, dense forest is apparent at right and a truck is partially visible at left.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Hitching Rail on “Market Street”

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Horses stand at the hitching rail on “Market Street” (Now Dahlia Ave.) across from the Co-op garage in Palmer.

Description

Image is a summer view of horses standing at the hitching rail on the street in Palmer originally referred to a “Market Street”, later designated as Dahlia Ave. The image shows the hitching rail was constructed from posts with a cable run through and between them. The area served as parking for automobiles as well as horses across from the Co-op garage, post office and trading post. Town buildings are visible beyond and power poles and lines are prominent.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Horton's Roadhouse Fire

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Smoke rising as Horton’s Roadhouse burned in 1946

Description

Image is a view across the Community Center quad, west toward the commercial center buildings of Palmer as a large column of smoke rises from Horton’s Roadhouse as it burned in 1946. Numerous people and vehicles are visible. Also destroyed besides Horton's Roadhouse, or apartments, were Horton's Cafe, the Frontier Bar and the Frontier Liquor Store.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Hospital Tents 1

Creator

Nick Nichols

Subject

Tent City

Description

Image is a view down a dirt street showing tents and two frame structures on the right in foreground and tents at left in middle ground. Large tents in center are medical facilities. The colony ambulance and “nurses car” is visible in front of one of the hospital tents. The American flag is visible on a pole over the complex.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Hospital Tents 2

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

Colony Hospital Tents

Description

Image is a view of four tents with an American flag and a Red Cross flag flying on a pole overhead, identified as the Colony hospital tent complex.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Matanuska Depot

Creator

Unknown (Possibly Plitt)

Subject

Matanuska Railroad Depot

Description

Image shows the track-side view of the Matanuska depot building looking south, with a semaphore signal pole on the left, both wood and concrete dock in foreground, a baggage cart, and a flower box with strings attached to the wall to support climbing flowers. No flowers are evident.

Location

Matanuska, Alaska

Title

Matanuska Railroad Station

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

Train engine and station house at Matanuska, Alaska

Description

Image shows railroad tracks in foreground with a steam engine and the Matanuska depot in middle ground. Two automobiles are evident. A man is visible walking into the building and another man is evident in the cab of the engine. A water tower is visible in the background with trees beyond.

Location

Matanuska, Alaska

Title

Matanuska Townsite

Creator

Subject

Matanuska townsite buildings

Description

Image is a northeast view of Matanuska townsite. Railroad tracks are in immediate foreground, numerous tents and buildings are in middle ground with trees and mountains beyond. Numerous signs are visible on buildings and several people are evident.

Location

Matanuska, Alaska

Title

Matanuska Valley Air View 5

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 braided channel of Matanuska River in foreground. The City of Palmer, Palmer Airport, and surrounding farms are evident beyond the river. Land clearing patterns are apparent. Talkeetna Mountains are in background.

Location

Palmer, 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 4

Creator

Associated Press

Subject

Aerial view of Palmer's "Tent City"

Description

Image is a southerly oblique aerial view showing a cluster of tents at the Palmer townsite adjacent to the railroad line with patches of forest and fields in the foreground. Dense forest and the Matanuska River are in middle ground and snow-clad mountains are beyond.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Palmer Air View 5

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Aerial view of Palmer

Description

Image is an east-facing aerial oblique of Palmer and surrounding area including John Bugge’s homestead, the Palmer airport, Matanuska River and mountains beyond, including Lazy Mountain.

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

Palmer Buildings

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Palmer West View

Description

Image is a west-facing view of tents and small buildings, some that served the Matanuska Colonists at Palmer during the early summer of 1935, some part of John Bugge’s homestead and other adjacent homesteads. The “Wasilla Road”, as it was called in Palmer, is prominent in foreground. A pole barn is evident in foreground, Bugge’s hay barn is visible in middle ground. Bugge’s fields are evident in background with forest beyond.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Palmer Business Section 1

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

Palmer Southwest Oblique View

Description

Image is a summer low oblique view across the Co-op garage and storage yard, including the Railroad depot, the south end of Palmer business district, fields, hill and forest beyond.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Palmer Business Section 2

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

Palmer Southwest Oblique View

Description

Image is a summer low oblique view across the Co-op garage, including the Railroad depot at center with a railroad car adjacent, the south end of Palmer business district, buses in foreground, numerous small buildings, fields, hill and forest beyond. Companion photo with “Palmer Business Section #1”.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Palmer Depot 1

Creator

Unknown-Possibly Irv Plitt

Subject

Palmer Railroad Depot & Koslosky’s Store

Description

Image shows the south end of the Palmer railroad depot and Koslosky’s department store across the street beyond. Automobiles parked in front of Koslosky’s are partly visible. The Valley Hotel under construction next to the store is partially visible. The hotel was constructed in 1946-47 & opened in 1948. Evidence of its partial completion identifies the photo date as probably 1947.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Palmer Jail

Creator

Jackson

Subject

Palmer Jail and office of the U.S. Marshall and the ARRC Police

Description

Image is a view of a shed-roofed building with three nine-pane windows and two small high windows that appear to have bars. A sign at the entrance identifies it as headquarters for the U.S. Marshall and Corporation Police. The photographer’s note on the front of the print indicate it was the Palmer “City Jail”. It appears to be a temporary and hastily constructed facility in the early days of the Matanuska Colony project in Palmer.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Palmer Street 1

Creator

Louis Odsather

Subject

Buildings

Description

Image is a north view of Palmer main street with people on the street front. Identified is "Koslosky's General Store", "Toyland" and Horton's buildings. A gas pump is visible in front of Koslosky's. Children's sleds are visible as is a bicycle.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Palmer Street 10

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Buildings & Cars on Palmer Main Street

Description

Image shows a spring view of Palmer’s gravel street in foreground with numerous buildings in middle ground. Several buildings exhibit business signs. Two cars are parked in foreground and several cars are parked in front of buildings. A telephone/telegraph pole is prominent in center foreground. Several men are evident near buildings. Snow-clad Talkeetna Mountains are in background.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Palmer Street 11

Creator

Press Photo

Subject

Buildings & Cars on Palmer Main Street

Description

Image shows a view of Palmer’s gravel street with water puddles in foreground and numerous buildings in middle ground. Several buildings exhibit business signs. Two cars are in foreground and other cars are visible parked in front of buildings beyond. A man is evident on the sidewalk. Newspaper crop marks are apparent on photo edges.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Palmer Street 12

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Buildings, Cars and people on Palmer Main Street

Description

Image shows a summer view of Palmer’s gravel street in foreground and numerous buildings in foreground and middle ground. Several buildings exhibit business signs. Valley City Café is prominent. A car is prominent in foreground and another car is parked in middle ground near a gas pump and barrels in front of Koslosky’s store. Two men are evident. Bunting and flags decorate the front of one building with a bunting ribbon stretched above the street.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Palmer Street 13

Creator

Haylon

Subject

Market Street in Moonlight

Description

Image is an east-facing night view along what was called “Market Street” in the Community Center of Palmer. A street light and business lights are prominent, the moon furnishing over-all illumination. The Trading Post and Barbershop are prominent at right, the Creamery is partly visible at left. Several cars are evident on the street and busses are parked at left. Lazy Mountain and Byers Peak are prominent in background.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Palmer Street 14

Creator

USDA Soil Conservation Service

Subject

Palmer

Description

Image shows a winter scene looking north along Alaska Street from the sidewalk in front of the 49 Club Bar. The bar sign is prominent as is a sign for Charlie's Bar B-Q. Blowing snow is evident. Plowed snow berm at the sidewalk is prominent. Three people are visible and several automobiles. The railroad depot is in middle ground as is the co-op garage, water tower, powerhouse, and a flatcar on the tracks. Talkeetna Mountains are in background.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Palmer Street 15

Creator

Unknown

Subject

People gathered on Palmer main street during what appears to be 4th of July celebration 1938

Description

Image shows people gathered on the main commercial street of Palmer in what appears to be a 4th of July celebration in 1938. Koslosky’s first store is advertised and other buildings are prominent. Bunting is displayed and automobiles are parked on the street.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Palmer Street 16

Creator

Joe Fournelle

Subject

Street scene of Palmer in 1956 showing Koslosky’s and the Hotel with several cars parked along the street and three members of the Fournelle family standing on the sidewalk.

Description

Photo is a color scene showing Koslosky’s Department store and the Valley Hotel with several cars parked at the curb. Signs are evident. Louise, Joe Jr. and John Fournelle stand on the sidewalk.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Palmer Street 17

Creator

Joe Fournelle

Subject

Color 1952 street scene of Palmer showing a car parked next to the Palmer Drugstore with Koslosky’s across the street. Cars and a pickup are evident in front of Koslosky’s.

Description

This photo is a color scene in downtown Palmer, showing a car parked next to the Palmer Drugstore in foreground, identified as the 1950 Ford belonging to the Fournelle family, with Koslosky’s Department Store apparent across the street. Cars are parked in front of Koslosky’s and a pickup is on the street. Signs are evident.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Palmer Street 18

Creator

Joe Fournelle

Subject

Color 1956 image of Palmer Drug Store with two small boys sitting on a log rail in front and cars parked at the side

Description

This color image shows the south side of Palmer Drug Store with two young boys, identified as John and Joe Fournelle, sitting on a log rail in front. Several parked cars are partially visible at left. Signs are evident. Snow-clad mountains are visible in background.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Palmer Street 19

Creator

Robinson

Subject

Matanuska Hotel in downtown Palmer as it appeared prior to paved streets and sidewalks

Description

Image is of the two-story Matanuska Hotel and café in downtown Palmer (later re-named the Valley Hotel) as it appeared sometime after it opened in 1948 and before the street in front was paved in 1958. Three vehicles are parked in front and two men are visible walking away at left.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Palmer Street 2

Creator

Brickley

Subject

Palmer Street

Description

Image is a summer view of Palmer main street with several business buildings and automobiles parked in front. Business signs are apparent, two children and a man are evident, overhead clouds are obvious.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Palmer Street 20

Creator

Anchorage Times

Subject

Bert’s Drugstore street view

Description

Image is an east side street view of the two storied Bert’s Drugstore building exhibiting signs and window advertisements for a variety of businesses therein, including Rexall Drugs, Drug Fountain, Post Office, Barbershop, Bus Depot, Jewelry, Liquor Store and Bar. Two automobiles are parked in front.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Palmer Street 21

Creator

Anchorage Times Newspaper

Subject

East street view of the Ward building in downtown Palmer in 1958

Description

Image is of the east face street view of the Ward building in downtown Palmer. Signs include advertisement for Reed’s Hardware, Frontier Bar and a café. A car is parked in front.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Palmer Street 22

Creator

Anchorage Times Newspaper

Subject

East street view of Tost’s Service Station building in downtown Palmer in 1958

Description

Image is of the east face street view of Tost’s Service Station building in downtown Palmer as it appeared in fall of 1958. Signs are evident advertising Standard Oil products and Chevron gasoline. The street in front is newly paved.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Palmer Street 23

Creator

Anchorage Times Newspaper

Subject

North and west street view of Kirk’s Sales and Service Station building in Palmer in 1958

Description

Image is the street view of the north and west facing sides of Kirk’s Sales & Service Station building in Palmer as it appeared in fall of 1958. Signs are evident advertising Chevrolet and Oldsmobile automobiles and Union Oil products. Gas pumps are visible in front of both sides of the building. Bulk fuel tanks are evident behind the building exhibiting a large “76” sign. The street in front is newly paved.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Palmer Street 24

Creator

Anchorage Times Newspaper

Subject

: North and west street view of Hartley Motors Sales and Service Station building in Palmer in 1958

Description

Image is the street view of the north and west facing sides of Hartley Motors Sales & Service Station building at the intersection of Old Glenn Highway and South Valley Way in Palmer as it appeared in fall of 1958. Signs are evident advertising Ford automobiles, lubrication services and Chevron Oil products. Gas pumps are visible in front of the building. Automobiles are parked near the building. Snow-clad mountains are partially visible in background. The street in front is newly paved.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Palmer Street 25

Creator

Anchorage Times Newspaper

Subject

Easterly view at the intersection of South Valley Way and Dahlia Ave. in Palmer in fall 1958 including Co-op buildings and mountains

Description

Image is an easterly view at the intersection of South Valley Way and Dahlia Ave. in Palmer as it appeared in fall of 1958. Buildings of the Co-op are evident at left and signs are visible. Automobiles are evident. Snow-clad mountains are prominent in background. The included streets are newly paved.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Palmer Street 26

Creator

Anchorage Times Newspaper

Subject

Piggly Wiggly Super Market on South Alaska Street in Palmer in 1955

Description

Image is of the Piggly Wiggly Super Market facing onto South Alaska Street in Palmer as it appeared in 1955. Automobiles are parked in front and signs are evident.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Palmer Street 27

Creator

Anchorage Times Newspaper

Subject

Piggly Wiggly Super Market on South Alaska Street in Palmer in fall 1958 after the street was paved.

Description

Image is of the Piggly Wiggly Super Market facing onto South Colony Way in Palmer as it appeared in fall of 1958. Automobiles are parked in front and signs are evident. The street is newly paved.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Palmer Street 28

Creator

Anchorage Times Newspaper

Subject

Thrifty Variety Store on South Alaska Street in Palmer in fall 1958 after the street was paved.

Description

Image is of the Thrifty Variety Store facing onto South Colony Way in Palmer as it appeared in fall of 1958. Automobiles are parked in front and signs are evident. The street is newly paved.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Palmer Street 29

Creator

Anchorage Times Newspaper

Subject

South view along South Alaska Street in Palmer in fall 1958 after the street was paved.

Description

Image is the south view along South Colony Way in Palmer as it appeared in fall of 1958, viewed from the intersection with W. Evergreen Ave. Automobiles are parallel parked on both sides of the street, signs are evident and tall TV antennas are visible. The street is newly paved.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Palmer Street 3

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Downtown Palmer Buildings & Automobiles

Description

Image is of downtown Palmer storefronts and automobiles parked in front on a snow-covered street. Business signs are visable.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Palmer Street 30

Creator

Anchorage Times Newspaper

Subject

North view along South Alaska Street in Palmer in fall 1958 after the street was paved.

Description

Image is the north view along South Alaska Street in Palmer, viewed from the intersection with W. Evergreen Ave., as it appeared in fall of 1958. Automobiles are parked along newly installed curbs and sidewalks on the recently paves street. Signs are evident and snow-clad Talkeetna Mountains are apparent in background.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Palmer Street 31

Creator

Anchorage Times Newspaper

Subject

South view along South Colony Way in Palmer in fall 1955.

Description

Image is the south view along South Colony Way in Palmer as it appeared in fall of 1955, viewed from near the intersection with W. Evergreen Ave. Automobiles are angle parked on both sides of the street, signs are evident and tall TV antennas are visible on the roofs.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Palmer Street 32

Creator

Anchorage Times Newspaper

Subject

Koslosky’s store on South Alaska Street in Palmer in fall 1958 after the street was paved.

Description

Image is the east side of Koslosky’s Department Store facing South Alaska Street in Palmer as it appeared in fall of 1958. Automobiles are parked along newly installed curbs and sidewalks on the recently paves street. Signs are prominent

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Palmer Street 33

Creator

Anchorage Times Newspaper

Subject

Palmer Drugstore on South Alaska Street in Palmer in fall 1958 after the street was paved

Description

Image is of the southwest entry and west side of the Palmer Drug Store on South Alaska Street in Palmer as it appeared in fall of 1958. The new sidewalk associated with the recently paved street is evident. The Palmer Drug Fountain sign is prominent.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Palmer Street 34

Creator

Anchorage Times Newspaper

Subject

Matanuska Valley Bank windows on S. Colony Way in Palmer as they appeared in fall of 1958

Description

Image is a street-side view from S. Colony Way of the sidewalk and building window advertising the “Matanuska Valley Bank” and partial view of another window advertising “Savings”. Two cars are parallel parked in front at the curb of the newly paved street.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Palmer Street 35

Creator

Anchorage Times Newspaper

Subject

Pioneer Apartments and Kirk’s Sales & Service buildings at the intersection of Glenn Highway and S. Valley Way. A sign is prominent pointing toward Palmer shopping center

Description

Image is a view of Pioneer Apartments and Kirk’s Sales & Service at the intersection of Glenn Highway and S. Valley Way. A sign is prominent in foreground with an arrow pointing to “Palmer Shopping Center”. New pavement on S. Valley Way is evident as part of the city street paving project of 1958. Three vehicles are evident.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Palmer Street 36

Creator

Anchorage Times Newspaper

Subject

Betty’s Dress shop exterior on S. Colony Way.

Description

Image is a view of the front of Betty’s Dress Shop on S. Valley Way. A neon sign, “BETTY’S” is prominent under the canopy covering the new sidewalk associated with recent street paving activity carried out by the city in 1958.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Palmer Street 37

Creator

Anchorage Times Publishing Co.

Subject

Creative parking on S. Colony Way.

Description

Image is a view of numerous automobiles parked in front of businesses along S. Valley Way. A man stands in foreground looking away. Many signs are visible. The railroad depot is evident and two trains are visible nearby.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Palmer Street 38

Creator

Unknown

Subject

A color postcard view north along S. Alaska St. showing Koslosky’s, the hotel, the building across the street from Koslosky’s and railroad engine #5

Description

This is a color postcard image looking north along S. Alaska St. with Koslosky’s department store and the Valley Hotel evident on the left. The building across the street from Koslosky’s, originally the Palmer Drugstore, exhibits a sign indicating it was occupied by B&C Auto Electric at the time the photo was taken. Railroad engine #5 sits on the green between S. Alaska and S. Valley Way in foreground.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Palmer Street 39

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Color view of businesses along S. Colony Way in Palmer

Description

This is a summer color postcard image of businesses along S. Colony Way in downtown Palmer. Some buildings on S. Alaska Street are also visible. Numerous automobiles are parked along the street and several business signs are evident. Talkeetna Mountains are visible in background.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Palmer Street 4

Creator

Unknown, Probably Irv Plitt

Subject

Downtown Palmer Buildings & Business Signs

Description

Image is of downtown Palmer storefronts and an automobile parked in front. Business signs are prominent for a Market, Barber Shop & Palmer Photographic Center.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Palmer Street 5

Creator

Unknown-Possibly Irv Plitt

Subject

Downtown Palmer Buildings & Business Signs

Description

Color image shows storefront “Palmer Photo Art” & “Johnson’s Barber Shop” with a car parked in front, snow on ground & car.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Palmer Street 6

Creator

Unknown-possibly Irv Plitt

Subject

Matanuska Valley Bank

Description

The image shows a summer view of the northern end of Koslosky’s Department Store occupied by Matanuska Valley Bank with the bank signs in the windows. A truck is parked in front of the bank. A workman is visible standing on a ladder at the top story window of the Valley Hotel at right.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Palmer Street 7

Creator

Unknown-Possibly Irv Plitt

Subject

Palmer Drug Store Excavation

Description

Image shows a springtime scene of excavation for construction of the Palmer Drug Store with a pile of gravel in foreground & a “cat” in the hole pushing out more. The Valley Hotel is prominent across the street. Cars & trucks are parked along the street. A man is on the “cat” and another is walking in the street. Houses & a Quonset Hut are visible in middle ground with forest and snow-laced Talkeetna Mountains beyond.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Palmer Street 8

Creator

Unknown-Possibly Irv Plitt

Subject

Palmer Drug Store Construction

Description

Image shows a concrete block basement, brick chimney & basement floor joists in foreground, a gravel pile and street beyond. The Matanuska Valley Bank in Koslosky’s building and the Valley Hotel are prominent across the street. Two cars & a pickup are parked along the street.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Palmer Street 9

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Palmer, Alaska

Description

Image is a street scene of downtown Palmer businesses with vehicles parked in front. Numerous signs are evident and a variety of vehicles. Gravel street in foreground, snow-clad mountains in background.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Palmer Tent City 1

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Palmer “Tent City”

Description

Image is a north-facing view of tents and small buildings that served the Matanuska Colonists at Palmer during the early summer of 1935. A person is visible in foreground, forest in middle ground and mountains are visible in background.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Palmer Tent City 2

Creator

Berts

Subject

Palmer "Tent City" activity

Description

Image is a northwesterly view taken from atop a railroad car showing considerable "Tent City" activity. A truck is parked alongside the road in foreground with men loading lumber from a large pile. Other men and automobiles are evident as is a horse-drawn wagon with people in the wagon. A tent is in foreground at left and a large frame building is at center in near middle ground. Piles of tarp-draped material are scattered about. Many tents are visible in background with heavy forest and mountains beyond.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Palmer View From Bugge's Hill 1

Creator

Howard Doster, Army Photographer

Subject

Palmer

Description

Image is an easterly view of a gravel road in foreground, identified as the Palmer-Wasilla Road, beside an open field and buildings on the left, identified as John Bugge's homestead. Buildings of the town of Palmer are evident in middle ground with many identifiable, including the water tower. Snow-capped mountains are in background with clouds above.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Palmer View From Bugge's Hill 2

Creator

Ordway

Subject

Winter view of Palmer from Bugge's hill.

Description

Image shows an easterly winter view of Palmer taken from Bugge's hill. John Bugge's homestead field is in foreground with fence along the "Wasilla road". Buildings are evident in middle ground and people can be seen walking in the street. Scaffolding is still in place on the school building and the water tower is not yet erected. Steam rises from the power house and white smoke comes from a railroad engine. A strip of forest is in far middle ground and mountains dominate beyond.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Palmer View From Bugge's Hill 3

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

Palmer Viewed From Bugge’s Hill

Description

Image is a summer view of Palmer buildings in middle ground, a field in foreground, forest and mountains prominent in background. Homesteader John Bugge’s homestead buildings are evident as is the Palmer-Wasilla road.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Palmer View From Bugge's Hill 4

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Palmer, Alaska

Description

Image shows the town of Palmer viewed from Bugge’s Hill looking east. Gravel road bed and trees in foreground, snow-capped mountains with clouds overhead in background. Lazy Mountain and Byer’s Peak are evident. This photo was probably taken the same day as the one coded Man@1-Plt in the Plitt collection.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Palmer View From Bugge's Hill 8

Creator

Robinson

Subject

John Bugge’s homestead, Palmer and Chugach Mountains as viewed from Bugge’s Hill

Description

Image is a fall view looking east from Bugge’s Hill showing John Bugge’s homestead field and buildings, the buildings of Palmer, and snow-clad mountains including Lazy Mt. and Beyers Pk. in background.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Palmer View From Bugge’s Hill 5

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Winter view of Palmer, viewed from Bugge’s Hill with skaters on frozen pond below

Description

Image is a winter easterly view from Bugge’s Hill across John Bugge’s homestead field with a frozen melt-water pond in foreground and several children skating. Bugge’s homestead buildings and Palmer buildings are in middle ground with snow-clad mountains in background.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Post Office 2

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Palmer Post Office circa 1940, water tower and powerhouse smoke stack

Description

Image is a view of the front of the new Post Office building constructed as part of the Matanuska Colony project in front of the powerhouse on what was to become Dahlia Ave. The water tower is prominent and a portion of the powerhouse and its smokestack are visible behind. A cable and post hitching rail is in foreground and two automobiles are partially visible. Postal service moved from Jim Felton’s store to this facility in 1936 where it operated until 1949. This postcard photo is estimated to have been taken about 1940.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Skating Rink

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Palmer community skating rink between the school building and the “Dorm”

Description

Image shows a frozen impoundment as a community skating rink in foreground with two children and a dog on the ice. “The Dorm” building is prominent directly beyond. In the background are buildings of the Palmer.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Tent City Set-up 2

Creator

Hewitts Photo Shop

Subject

Men set up a washing machine amid Colony tents

Description

Image shows a man adjusting the motor of a gas powered washing machine while two other men and a boy look on. The setting is amongst tents, wooden crates and other material of the early stages of life in the Colony temporary “Tent City”.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

Title

Trading Post 5

Creator

Unknown

Subject

Color view of the Co-op Trading Post in 1956 with automobiles parked in front.

Description

Image is a summer street-side color view from Dahlia Ave. of the Co-op Trading Post and Creamery building with numerous automobiles parked in front. The warehouse behind the store is partially visible.

Location

Palmer, Alaska

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