Calison's Carwash, or at least that's what it was called when we were growing up.
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.
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.
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.
Churches around Palmer
This was Deb's Pharmacy when I was a kid. It sat empty for a lot of years.