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Palmer Visitors Center

Visitors Center 09.28.2008

Visitors Center 09.28.2008

Visitors Center 12.14.2008

Visitors Center 12.02.2009

Visitors Center 01.18.2009

Visitors Center 12.16.2009

Palmer's Water Tower. We used to climb it when I was a kid. Since it's new paint job a few years ago they've somehow managed to keep people off it.

water tower 02.25.2001

water tower 02.25.2001

water tower 01.25.2002

water tower 02.16.2003

water tower 09.06.2004

water tower 11.26.2007

water tower 12.18.2007

water tower 08.30.2008

water tower 12.14.2008

water tower 09.26.2009

Alleys and backstreets around Palmer

alley 07.16.2006

alley 04.6.2007

alley 04.6.2007

alley 04.6.2007

alley 04.6.2007

alley 04.6.2007

alley 04.6.2007

alley 04.6.2007

alley 07.16.2006

alley 07.16.2006

alley 02.18.2008

Palmer Research & Extension Center

experiment 01.25.2002

experiment 04.28.2007

experiment 04.28.2007

experiment 12.14.2008

Alaska State Fair

fair 1957

fair 01.25.2002

fair 05.06.2007

fair 11.02.2008

The Historic Hyland Hotel is on the National Registry List. I remember it as being DeLinda Bailey's house. Later, in the early '90s it was apartments.

History:
Myles and Joanna Hyland came to Palmer in September 1935 from Girdwood where Myles had been working for the Alaska Railroad. The Hylands purchased a homestead lot from John Bugge in the now downtown Palmer area (left of the railroad tracks considered commercial). The mine in Hatcher Pass was closed and the buildings were being sold off. One rooming house was divided in two, one half going to Anchorage and one half moved to its current location 333 E Evergreen. The basement was hand dug with pick and shovel. Joanna cooked and sold meals in a tent in the area now that is inhabited by raspberry bushes while Myles built the Hotel. Once the roof was on it had a brisk business starting at $3 for a single and $4 for a double and has been in continual service non stop.

Hyland Hotel 11.27.2008

Hyland Hotel 12.28.2009