Remembering Pearl Harbor attack Dec. 7, 1941

Seventy-six years ago Americans learned that United States forces had been attacked that Sunday morning by Japan. Aircraft from the Japanese carrier fleet flew over the Hawaiian Island of Oahu, dropping bombs and torpedoes on ships peacefully tied up at Pearl Harbor. Eight battleships and several other vessels were either sunk or heavily damaged. More than 2,400 military personnel and many civilians lost their lives in the attack. Timed to hit at 8 a.m. on Sunday morning, the attack caught many of the sailors still asleep or relaxing in their quarters. The action came as diplomatic negotiations between our two countries were ongoing.

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Volunteer Mission Continues Into Seven Decades

Volunteer fireman Dallon Oberg remembered that he was the first person to respond to a call not long after the fire company was established.

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Cooperatives Bring First Chugiak Utilities

With one exception, for several years Chugiak remained in the dark and telephone, a fragile utility continued subject to the whims of wandering moose.

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Danny Bell Left Mark On Community

The extension of Eagle River Loop had long been proposed by Danny Bell. Years later, he admitted that he secretly bulldozed it in the 1970s.

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Glenn Briggs A Community Benefactor

From government reindeer manager to pig farmer, Glenn Briggs became a huge figure in the development of Chugiak-Eagle River.

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