It was at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 30, 1958, that Alaskans learned about their statehood. A huge bonfire would be lit in celebration of the event.
The 75th anniversary of construction of the Alaska Highway brought recognition of the contribution by black soldiers who played a role in that project.
In 1974, a delegation from Eagle River traveled to the Legislature to allow Chugiak-Eagle River to separate from the Anchorage Borough.
Live radio and television programming was a necessity because of Alaska’s remote location. Television images are transmitted by line-of-sight waves.
What started out as an emergency landing strip in the woods 20 miles north of Elmendorf Field now is an airport home to 303 aircraft.
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.
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.