Archive of: Down memory lane



April Issue 4 2012

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We wish to once more make mention of a matter which we have discussed in the past.

The six homes of Chugiak Post Office April Issue 3 2012

The six homes of Chugiak Post Office

The First Chugiak Post Office was established in 1947. It was located at the Moosehorn Trading Post with Marie McDowell as its first Postmaster. It was commissioned as a fourth class post office, but soon after attained third class status. The post office was located at Moosehorn until 1955, but was temporarily located in a building owned by postal clerk Inez Huseby while Moosehorn was being remodeled. The original Trading Post was eventually torn down.

The Lions Park story April Issue 2 2012

The Lions Park story

Last week the last tree was cut and the poles hauled away in preparation for final clearing of stumps and leveling by machinery on the ball diamond area of the Eagle River Lions Club sponsored Community Park.

Shirley Gavin, dog sled champion March Issue 5 2012

Shirley Gavin, dog sled champion

The top lady dog musher in the whole world is still Chugiak’s own Shiley Gavin.

Wade Charles wins 600 March Issue 4 2012

Wade Charles wins 600

The overall winner of the Midnight Sun 600 snowmobile race between Anchorage and Fairbanks is Wade Charles of Eagle River, who raced his 776 Blizzard Model Ski-Doo in a record 10 hours, 11 minutes and 10 seconds.

Naval battle waged on Mirror Lake March Issue 3 2012

Naval battle waged on Mirror Lake

Peters Creek — A violent disagreement among several boat owners on Mirror Lake last Sunday led State Police to issue a warning to all local residents who use this popular recreation area for swimming and boating.

Alaskan musher on nationwide TV March Issue 2 2012

Alaskan musher on nationwide TV

Joe Redington, Alaskan dog musher and winner of the Fur Rendezvous race this year...

Second annual governor’s picnic March Issue 1 2012

Second annual governor’s picnic

A full page ad in the 1960 Knik Arm Courier contained the following information:

The Glenn Briggs Story February Issue 4 2012

The Glenn Briggs Story

Hogs — and the bacon, ham and sausage they produced...

Birchwood Road talk February Issue 3 2012

Birchwood Road talk

Crushed gravel resurfacing by mid-September was promised for the Birchwood Road at a meeting of the Birchwood Community Club, held last Monday night at the home of Lester Juhnke.