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Calison's Carwash, or at least that's what it was called when we were growing up.

carwash 01.25.2002

carwash 10.09.2005

carwash 05.12.2009

When we got here in 1971, this was the Jr. High. I went to school here for my 7th and 8th grades. Now it's the Matanuska-Susitna Borough Building.

Borough Building 1950

Borough Building 01.25.2002

Borough Building 01.25.2002

Borough Building 01.15.2006

Borough Building 09.03.2006

Borough Building 04.06.2007

Borough Building 12.14.2008

Borough Building 12.14.2008

Borough Building 11.17.2013

Borough Building 11.15.2015

Our town site was designed in 1935 during the Great Depression. Our town was one of the 100 planned FDR New Deal "resettlement communities". In May of that year, 204 families from Michigan, Minnesota, and Wisconsin (including one family from Oklahoma) were relocated to the Matanuska Valley in order to develop an agricultural community in what was then a Territory.

This is Colonists Park, built in the mid 1990's to commemorate those settlers.

colonists 05.05.2007

colonists 05.05.2007

colonists 05.05.2007

colonists 05.05.2007

The Colony Inn was originally the teacher's dorm for the main school when the colonists arrived (the Mat Su Borough offices are now in the old school which is located just next door) in Palmer in the 30s.

inn 01.25.2002

inn 04.06.2007

inn 04.07.2007

inn 11.17.2008

inn 11.17.2013

Churches around Palmer

church 04.20.2008

church 04.06.2007

church 04.24.2007

church 04.28.2007

church 05.06.2007

church 04.28.2007

church 04.28.2007

church 04.28.2007

This was Deb's Pharmacy when I was a kid. It sat empty for a lot of years.

deb 04.06.2007

deb 05.06.2007

deb 05.17.2007

deb 07.06.2007

deb 07.06.2007

deb 08.05.2007

deb 10.27.2007

deb 10.27.2007

deb 11.12.2008

deb 12.29.2013