Monday is 53rd anniversary of ’64 Earthquake

Only nine deaths were attributed to the earthquake while the remainder were due to the tsunamis generated by underwater landslides.

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Service Clubs Come To Community’s Aid

Stepping up were the people who were settling the community. A community club met to discuss needs such as a volunteer fire department came forth.

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Scenic “No Place” Mired In Controversy, History

No Place was on the homestead taken out by Thillman “Til” Wallace in the mid-Fifties. It boasted of an artesian well sufficient to keep a large pond filled.

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Pippels: Colonists, pioneer Eagle River residents

Walter Pippel suffered a stroke and passed in 1969 after being incapacitated for a long period. Melva remained in their home for several years thereafter.

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27 Groups Gain High School For Chugiak

It took little effort to persuade 27 clubs and organizations to support the idea, the group was named “Operation Chugiak High School” or OCHS

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Confectioner Nora Collett A Colorful Character

In the early years, Chugiak was known for colorful characters. One of the most colorful was Nora Collett, owner of Chugiak Candy Kitchen.

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February A Big Month For Chugiak-Eagle River

It was on February 17, 1947, that the community club made up of pioneer residents chose the name “Chugiak" chosen from many offered by the small crowd.

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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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Andy Kirk a beloved CHS teacher, coach

The time capsule was the brainchild of Andy Kirk, who had been a history and social studies teacher at the school since it opened in 1964.

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Sesquicentennial

Secretary of State William Henry Seward engineered the deal that gave Russia $7.2 million, roughly two cents an acre, for what was known as Russian America.

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