The Chugiak Calendar was a forerunner of the Knik Arm Courier. It was a four-page folded mimeographed weekly published by Cloyce and Justine Parks, who operated Moosehorn Trading Post in the early 1950s. Aptly named, it contained primarily a weekly calendar of events and ads for local establishments, plus a few items of general interest that were mainly about the Chugiak Elementary School, the only school between Palmer and Anchorage at that time.
Our Historical Society is planning to produce a book about homesteading in our area, and we need your help. If you, or your family, acquired property anywhere between South Fork and Eklutna from the federal government through the process known as homesteading, we would like to include your “prove-up” story as part of the book.
This poem is actually the revised lyrics to the old song, “Dearie, Do You Remember?” that the late Natalie Brooks wrote to be sung at an Old Timers Dinner held at the North Slope Restaurant in 1999. Copies were given to everyone in attendance who sang it with feeling and chuckles. Maybe you were there and sang along.
From the Knik Arm Courier, Nov. 20, 1962. The first direct motor coach service between the State of Alaska and the State of Washington will begin May 19, 1964, it was announced today by C.B. West, president of Alaska Hyway Tours, Inc.