Archive of: Down memory lane



August Issue 1 2012

“Fire Prevention Association to end service to non-members”

From a column in the Knik Arm Courier, June 15, 1960.

July Issue 4 2012

Ladies save fire equipment

From the Knik Arm Courier, Sept. 26, 1962

July Issue 3 2012

“More tales from the Courier…”

Both of these articles were printed in the Knik Arm Courier, Aug. 3, 1960 ...

July Issue 2 2012

“Black bear invades Boy Scout camp”

As printed in the Knik Arm Courier, July 27, 1966: PETERS CREEK — A black bear and two of her partially-grown cubs have been frequent, if unwelcome, visitors at boy scout Camp Gorsuch on Mirror Lake this summer.

July Issue 1 2012

“Summertime fun in Old Chugiak”

There was no shortage of fun activities in Chugiak in “the old days,” as is related in the weekly Knik Arm Courier newspaper. Here is a sampling ...

June Issue 4 2012

“The Far North Land Merchant”

From a column by editor Rusty Bellringer in the Knik Arm Courier, Aug. 17, 1960: We cannot help but feel that in the past few weeks there must have been a sudden influx of persons into Chugiak. In the past week alone, we have had numerous inquiries as to whether we knew of any homes in the area for rent or sale.

June Issue 3 2012

Henry — an unusual sixth grader

Without any doubt, Henry is the laziest individual in Mr. heath’s sixth grade class at the Chugiak Elementary School. However, to date he is probably the best behaved.

Men top boys in nostalgia game June Issue 2 2012

Men top boys in nostalgia game

(Condensed from an article in the Dec. 13, 1976 Chugiak-Eagle River Star)

The Elsie Oberg story (continued) June Issue 1 2012

The Elsie Oberg story (continued)

Among the more memorable events of her homesteading life, Elsie recalls the eruption of Mt. Spurr in 1953. As the gray ash began to fall, Russell was sent home from work to bring his stock in for fear the ash fall would worsen. The ash was inches deep in Anchorage, hardly noticeable in Palmer, and ¼ to ½ inch thick in Chugiak. It took Anchorage that whole summer to wash the ash from its streets, according to Elsie.

The Oberg family — the early days May Issue 5 2012

The Oberg family — the early days

Easter of 1963 was a memorable one for the Russell Obergs of Peters Creek. It marked the first holiday celebrated by the family in their new home. For the previous ten years they had lived first in a homestead cabin, then in the basement of their home as many of the first settlers in the area had to do.