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Historical Markers and War Memorials in Anchorage, Alaska

 
Clickable Map of Anchorage, Alaska and Immediately Adjacent Jurisdictions image/svg+xml 2019-10-06 U.S. Census Bureau, Abe.suleiman; Lokal_Profil; HMdb.org; J.J.Prats/dc:title> https://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:Usa_counties_large.svg Anchorage City and Borough, AK (21) Kenai Peninsula Borough, AK (1) Matanuska-Susitna Borough, AK (3) Valdez-Cordova Census Area, AK (7)  Anchorage(21) Anchorage (21)  KenaiPeninsulaBorough(1) Kenai Peninsula Borough (1)  Matanuska-SusitnaBorough(3) Matanuska-Susitna Borough (3)  Valdez-CordovaCensusArea(7) Valdez-Cordova Census Area (7)
Anchorage is the jurisdiction seat for Anchorage
Anchorage and Vicinity
      Anchorage (21)  
ADJACENT TO ANCHORAGE
      Kenai Peninsula Borough (1)  
      Matanuska-Susitna Borough (3)  
      Valdez-Cordova Census Area (7)  
 
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1Alaska, Anchorage — 1964 Earthquake
This cabin was part of the original Portage town site. The small coastal towns of Girdwood and Portage located on Turnagain Arm were destroyed in the 1964 earthquake. Girdwood was later relocated a few miles inland, while Portage, which subsided . . . Map (db m70719) HM
2Alaska, Anchorage — A Prickly WorldAlaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Some Points about Quills: *Porcupines have approximately 30,000 quills which cover every part of the body except the underside, face and ears. *Quills are modified hairs that are barbed, lightweight, and filled with spongy substance. . . . Map (db m170937) HM
3Alaska, Anchorage — Anchorage Aloft!
Few places on earth need air transportation more than Alaska. Towns and villages are isolated, with few roads and even fewer places to build them. Since 1913, when the first tractor biplane was brought to the Anchorage area, Alaskans have pioneered . . . Map (db m69797) HM
4Alaska, Anchorage — Ancient Traditions of the Athabascan People
Athabascans were highly nomadic, traveling in small groups to fish, hunt, and trap. Athabascan territory, the largest area of all the Alaska Native peoples, was home to 11 different linguistic groups who lived along five major riverways: the . . . Map (db m72795) HM
5Alaska, Anchorage — Athabascan Family Lodges and Cabins
“Our people had log houses without nails and we all lived the same. We lived subsistence way of life, and love it that way. We have our fish houses, drying racks and all that.” Alberta Stephan, Eklutna. . . . Map (db m72796) HM
6Alaska, Anchorage — Atlantic Salmon-A Threat to the Chugach National Forest?
Commercial farming of Atlantic salmon using ocean net pens is important to the economy in several areas of the Pacific Northwest, especially along the coast of British Columbia. However, net pen fish farming has been banned in Alaska since 1990 . . . Map (db m70735) HM
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7Alaska, Anchorage — Brown Bears of AWCCAlaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Good Clean Livin The largest bear enclosure in the United States is found here at the Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Solar electricity powers the electric fence that encloses 18 acres of land, and water is pumped into the pond by the . . . Map (db m170904) HM
8Alaska, Anchorage — Captain James CookR.N., F.R.S. — Navigator, Explorer, Chartmaker, Scientist, Humanist / 1728 – 1779 —
James Cook was born in Yorkshire, England, on October 27, 1728. He was apprenticed to serve on sailing ships built in Whitby, near his birthplace, to carry coal along the English coast. At age 26, he joined the Royal Navy, took part in actions . . . Map (db m72493) HM
9Alaska, Anchorage — Coho Salmon Life Cycle
1 to 4 years in fresh water Most coho migrate to sea after one or two years in fresh water. Sept 1-Nov 15 The adult cohos are the last of the Pacific salmon to arrive in the river to spawn. Nov 15-April 1 The eggs incubate over the winter. . . . Map (db m70734) HM
10Alaska, Anchorage — Fort Richardson National Cemetery-Gate
This gate is dedicated to men of the Armed Forces of the United States who died while serving their country in war and in peace.---In Memory of Kermit Roosevelt. Born 1859-Died 1943-Who fought in the British and American Armies during World Wars I . . . Map (db m72794) WM
11Alaska, Anchorage — Measuring the Magnitude of Damage
Measuring the Magnitude of Damage The Good Friday Earthquake destroyed or severely restricted all forms of transportation, utilities and communications over a large part of south-central Alaska. Communications and Utilities The . . . Map (db m69766) HM
12Alaska, Anchorage — Mobile Architecture
Athabascans were masters at designing a variety of shelters--simple and functional--that kept them both warm and mobile as they set out to hunt and trade. Emergency shelters were constructed in minutes. A wandering hunter could pile up . . . Map (db m72792) HM
13Alaska, Anchorage — Moose CalvesAlaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Calves are born mid-May to early June. Cows give birth to twins 15 to 75 percent of the time and triplets occur about once in every 1,000 births. Calves stand within minutes and begin eating vegetation a few days after birth. Calves stay . . . Map (db m70720) HM
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14Alaska, Anchorage — Oscar Gill House1913
The oldest house in Anchorage was originally built in Knik, Alaska, in 1913. Oscar Gill moved his home to Anchorage in 1916. An Iditarod Trail mail musher and three term mayor of Anchorage, Gill was speaker of the territorial House of . . . Map (db m173886) HM
15Alaska, Anchorage — Our Living National SymbolAlaska Wildlife Conservation Center
Top Predators Eagles will prey on any animal they are capable of overtaking including ducks, gulls, porcupines, foxes and rabbits. The primary tool used to catch and kill prey are its feet. Equipped with needle sharp talons and powerful tendons, . . . Map (db m170902) HM
16Alaska, Anchorage — Raven the CreatorCreated by John Hoover in 1998
Raven is the Creator in many Alaska Native and American Indian legends. Elements from my different legends are incorporated into this sculpture including "Raven Stealing the Stars, Sun, and Moon." The human figures in the claws symbolize icons used . . . Map (db m72793) HM
17Alaska, Anchorage — Resolution Park 1776 / 1778
1776 Two events destined to change the history of the world took place the first week of July 1776. On the fourth day of July, the Representatives of the United States of America, in general congress assembled at Philadelphia, declared . . . Map (db m69767) HM
18Alaska, Anchorage — The Earth Did Quake
“And, behold … The earth did quake and the rocks rent;” Matthew 27:51 A description of the first Good Friday The gruesome dance of the earth finally stopped, leaving much of downtown Anchorage in ruins. In four . . . Map (db m69795) HM
19Alaska, Anchorage — Tsunami!
More devastating than the Good Friday Earthquake itself, the seismic sea waves or tsunamis, that followed caused the major loss of life and property in Alaska. Tsunamis are generated by the sudden upward movement of the seafloor along the . . . Map (db m69769) HM
20Alaska, Anchorage — Turnagain Heights Slide
You are standing on the edge of the Turnagain Heights Slide, the largest and most destructive landslide in Anchorage. Ninety seconds into the Good Friday Earthquake, an 8,000-foot strip of bluff, 1,200 feet wide began cracking apart into . . . Map (db m69770) HM
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21Alaska, Anchorage — What is this “Rock Man”?
For generations the Inuit people of Northern Canada, Greenland, and Alaska have constructed these rock monuments for hunting and navigational purposes. Our inuksuk is a giant version based on similar monuments found throughout the Arctic. . . . Map (db m69768) HM
 
 
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Dec. 4, 2022