The town is well-known now to who had a good time at the carnival . . . It was the devotion of the people to their community that made the carnival a success.
On Attu lived some 40 Aleut Natives and one non-Native couple. Their world changed forever on the morning of June 6, 1942.
Volunteer fireman Dallon Oberg remembered that he was the first person to respond to a call not long after the fire company was established.
Chugiak-Eagle River is a haven for trails, many of them in the nation’s third-largest state park. Chugach State Park has nearly a half million scenic acres.
In 1903 the Alaska Central Railroad built 51 miles of rail between Seward and Turnagain Arm to connect the port with the Sunrise and Hope mining districts.
Its name since changed to Alaska Fine Arts Academy, the non-profit hosts classes for children and adults in art, drama, music, theater and dance.
While the idea of having a huge lake fronting homes built on the Eagle River Valley hillsides might be appealing to some people, it did not come to pass.
Those teams have won several state championships. The Chugiak and Eagle River high school baseball teams have continued a good tradition in the sport.
Chugiak-Eagle River went on the global stage in 1996 when 1,625 athletes from around the world were hosted for the 13th Arctic Winter Games.
Only nine deaths were attributed to the earthquake while the remainder were due to the tsunamis generated by underwater landslides.