“From the Classifieds”
Reading the classified ads from tan old Knik Arm Courier beings back a lot of memories from the old days. In May of 1970, the following businesses were thriving in Chugiak and Eagle River:
— Anchorage Refuse Co. picked up garbage weekly for $3.75 per month.
— The Eagle River Sanitary Land Fill only charged $1 per pick-up or trailer load.
— Wes Jones advertised filing and tool grinding in his Birchwood Saw Shop.
— Earl Sawyer serviced and sold radios and stereos at his home in Birchwood.
— Spring Creek Excavating offered gravel-cat-backhoe work with free estimates.
— Ruth’s Beauty Salon was next to Alaska Cleaners in the Eagle River Shopping Center.
— Rosebud Refuse Co. also hauled trash, but didn’t publish rates.
— Well cleaning, pump service, sand pumping, excavating, backhoe, ditching and dozer work was available by calling 688-2125.
— Dog Grooming could be had by appointment.
— Eagle River Cab could be summoned by calling their 694 number.
— Chief Chugiak Gifts had jewelry, souvenirs and native artwork for sale.
— H&H Nursery Supply on the Birchwood Loop advertised bedding plants and spreaders.
— Three realtors had ads: Zmudas, Wootens and Great Land Realty.
— And finally, several teenage girls were seeking baby-sitting jobs as school was almost out for the summer.
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