Archive of: Down memory lane



October Issue 3 2012

“Community looks after kids”

The following two articles from a June 1960 issue of the Knik Arm Courier relates efforts by the community to keep the kids entertained and out of trouble.

October Issue 2 2012

“As the community grows, so must our schools”

Representatives of 27 different organizations, from PTAs to church groups, formed Operation Chugiah High School (OCHS) for the purpose of lobbying the state Legislature. They were successful and in the fall of 1964, Chugiah High School, designed to hold 300 students, was opened. That same year the state also built Birchwood Elementary School, located adjacent to the high school, and in 1973 Homestead Elementary was built in Eagle River.

October Issue 1 2012

“Memories of early days at school”

From a column in the Chugiak-Eagle River Star, July 29, 1976.

September Issue 4 2012

“1960 school bus schedule”

From a column in the Knik Arm Courier, Aug. 31, 1960.

September Issue 3 2012

“A territorial school at last”

From a column by editor Rusty Bellringer in the Knik Arm Courier, Aug. 17, 1960.

September Issue 2 2012

“The Palmer-to-Anchorage stage, 1948”

Taken from “The Chosen Place."

September Issue 1 2012

Down Memory Lane 9/6/12

Down Memory Lane 9/6/12

August Issue 5 2012

“Seventh graders to gain advantages”

Reprinted with minor editing for clarification from the Aug. 16, 1967 issue of the Knik Arm Courier.

August Issue 4 2012

“Rural Group Seeks to Slow Metro”

(1966 was a time prior to the city and borough combining into one large municipality extending from Girdwood to Eklutna. Articles in February 1966 issues of the Knik Arm Courier, which have been edited by the Chugiak-Eagle River Historical Society’s Memory Retrievers group, tell the story of one person’s effort to protect the Chugiak-Eagle River area during a major change in local government)

August Issue 3 2012

“Chugiak High School opens doors”

Taken from “History of Chugiak High School, 1964-1989,” complied by members of the faculty, student body and community.

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