Christmas day memories for post offices

When Delores (Dee) Steeby, former Birchwood resident and long-time Chugiak Postmaster, passed away earlier this year, a big part of our community’s history also was lost. She succeeded Paul Swanson, one of Chugiak’s pioneers. As did her mentor, she spent a great deal of time helping neighbors. What brings that to mind was the question of when we need to put our Christmas cards in the mail this year. In addition, we need to know how late we can send gifts to loved ones Outside and be sure they will arrive in time.

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When The Postmaster Plays Santa

Being Santa, the kindly postmaster tracked them down in order to make sure they would get packages that arrived late christmas eve.

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Chugiak Postmaster Paul Swanson Remembered

Important to the development Chugiak was Paul Swanson – school agent, bus driver, landlord, businessman, postmaster and quiet counselor.

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Ed Willis Early Chugiak-Eagle River Leader

Ed Willis is a soft-spoken man who became important to the political and social development of Chugiak-Eagle River.

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Schools a Never-Ending Challenge

Those families who settled Chugiak in 1946 had children of school age, but there was no school for them to attend.

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