On Wednesday, May 20, I gave an hour-long talk and slideshow on the history of the 1935 Matanuska Colony Project for the Palmer Historical Society. It’s always interesting to given presentations of that history in Palmer, for many of those in the audience are friends and descendants of the original Colonist families, and they often know a lot more about the history than I do. But I talk about what I’ve learned in my research and we have a good time sharing and enjoying the old photos. And there are many wonderful photos! Here is a quick sampling of those I shared during my talk, most of them are by Willis T. Geisman, the official A.R.R.C. photographer for the project:
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