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50th Anniversary Plaque for Matanuska Valley Colony

Date: June 2019
Description: 50th anniversary plaque for 1935-1985 honoring the families from Michigan, Wisconsin, and Minnesota who migrated to Alaska.
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Public Art Outdoors in Palmer, Alaska

Date: June 2019
Description: Art in front of Palmer Museum of History and Art, depicting a 1930s truck farmer and her dog.
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Alaska Statehood Referendum — Palmer Precinct

Date: June 2019
Description: Framed referendum signed by citizens of Palmer, Alaska. The referendum was passed in 1958. The document is on display in the local history room of the Palm...
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Cooperative Tokens

Date: June 2019
Description: Gerry Keelingand holding cooperative tokens issued by the Alaska Rural Rehabilitation Corporation, the governing body of the Matanuska Valley Colony, found...
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Hayfield in Alaska

Date: June 2019
Description: Hayfield, with woods and the Chugach Mountains in the distance.
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Matanuska Maid Ice Cream Display

Date: June 2019
Description: Indoor display of a box of Matanuska Maid Ice Cream. From the Palmer Historical Society: "Matanuska Maid" was first the brand name of the Matanuska Valley...
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Matanuska Maid Milk Products Display

Date: June 2019
Description: Display of Matanuska Maid Milk Products. From the Palmer Historical Society: "Matanuska Maid" was first the brand name of the Matanuska Valley Farmers Coop...
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Palmer Railroad Depot Sign

Date: June 2019
Description: Palmer Railroad Depot Sign, that reads: "To Seward 156.8 M., Palmer Elevation 241 FT, to Fairbanks 325.7 M."
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Abandoned Barn in Palmer

Date: June 2019
Description: View across field towards an abandoned barn.
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Palmer Pioneer Cemetery

Date: June 2019
Description: Plaque on a rock in the cemetery, which was established in 1936.
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Colony House Museum

Date: June 2019
Description: View from road towards the Colony House Museum. A sign outside the museum reads: "This house was constructed in 1935 as the farm home of a Matanuska Valley...
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Palmer Cooperative Building — Now Ale House

Date: June 2019
Description: Crowd of people on a patio at the Alehouse in Palmer. The building used to be the part of the cooperative. The buildings of the Matanuska Valley Farmers Co...
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Palmer Greenhouse Sign

Date: June 2019
Description: Fresh Starts Farms LLC Greenhouse sign on the flatbed of a truck parked in a field.
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Display at Colony House Museum

Date: June 2019
Description: Items on display on a back porch of the Colony House Museum. One of the items on display is a McCormick-Deering Cream Separator.
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Children's Bedroom at the Colony House Museum

Date: June 2019
Description: A child's bedroom in Colony House Museum. A toy railroad on a braided rug is on the floor. Dolls, toy blocks, and a coloring book are also on display. A sh...
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Cans of Matanuska Maid Peas

Date: January 2019
Description: Display of a can of peas at the Palmer Museum of Art and History. "Matanuska Maid" was first the brand name of the Matanuska Valley Farmers Cooperating Ass...
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Palmer Presbyterian Church

Date: June 2019
Description: View of the front of the Palmer Presbyterian Church. Two people are standing near the open doors. Constructed in 1937, the building is also known at the C...
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Palmer Presbyterian Church

Date: June 2019
Description: Interior view of the church looking towards the altar.Constructed in 1937, the building is also known at the Church of a Thousand Trees. It is a rustic log...
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Palmer State Fair Barn

Date: June 2019
Description: Exterior view of the Palmer State Fair Barn.
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Tractor in Field near Chugach Mountains

Date: June 2019
Description: Man driving a tractor in a field, with the Chugach Mountains in the distance.

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