MATANUSKA-SUSITNA VALLEY, ALASKA
Researching Our South Central Alaska Roots
By Coleen Mielke 2013
IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO ADD TO/CORRECT
THE VALLEY PIONEER DIRECTORY
THE VIOLENT DEATHS OF
Alaska Born Students Attending Chemawa Indian School in Oregon
Alaska Born Students Buried at Chemawa Indian School Cemetery
PORTAGE BAY 1900
EAGLE ROCK 1930
RUSSIAN ORTHODOX INFLUENCE ON DENA'INA (includes births & deaths)
1910 & 1930 and 1934 KATCHEMAK
ENGLISH BAY 1910 & 1930, HOMER SETTLEMENT 1930
PORT GRAHAM 1930
CHIGNIK BAY, BELKOFSKI, BERING SEA SIDE OF ALASKA
PENINSULA FROM BEAR RIVER TO FALSE PASS
CHENEGA 1900 - 1948
PRINCE WILLIAM SOUND 1910
NUTCHEK VILLAGE 1900
TATITLEK VILLAGE 1900 - 1952
Cordova Recording District
Alaska Natives found in the villages of Eyak, Katalla, Valdez,
Tatitlek, Ellamar, Cordova and a few Prince William Sound Fur Farms
CHISANA and NABESNA
Chitina Recording District
Alaska Native villages of Scotty Creek, Tetlin,
Upper Nabesna, Mile 186 Richardson Hwy
Chitina, Chistochena, Mentasta, Lower Tonsina,
Gulkana, Paxon & Gakona
CANTWELL, ALASKA 1946
WOOD ISLAND (near Kodiak) 1934
JOHN GOODLATAW McCARTHY, ALASKA
THROUGH THE EYES OF
MAY CARTER U.S. COMMISSIONER 1943-1959
POSTMASTER OF WASILLA 1943-1973
THE BARTHOLF FAMILY
THE EDLUND FAMILY
1964 Alaska Earthquake Fatalities
FLECKENSTEIN and SMITH FAMILY
SUSITNA STATION - EARLY PHOTOS
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*A trail from
Sunrise City up Six-mile River and south through
* A winter trail from Old Knik up the Knik River then NE to the Copper River.
* A summer trail from Old Knik up the Matanuska River, passing Palmer's store and King's house to Millich Creek and, via Hicks Creek, Trail Lake and Nulchuk Tyon Village, to the Copper River (pretty much the route of the present Glenn Highway.
* A summer trail from Grubstake Gulch on Willow Creek over Hatcher Pass and down to Palmer's Upper House with a branch leading to Vacilla's and to Mellish House.
other much used trails had developed northward from
Seward and out from
Knik to the east and west (and various mines):
* Seward Trail
(1905) from Eklutna, over Peter's Creek, through
the mountains, down Crow Creek and Glacier Creek, passed
Kern Creek, 20 Mile Creek, Portage Creek and up
* Watson Coal Trail, which was later known as the Goodwin Trail and which was the first lap of the Iditarod trail from Knik to Susitna Station:
* The Klondike and Boston Co., Summer Trail along the beach from Knik to Cottonwood then towards the mountains, passing between Lake Lucille and Wasilla Lake to Grubstake Gulch (now part of Knik-Wasilla Road) with a branch marked R.R. Trail, to the Kashwitna River.
* Carle Road (now Fishhook Road) developed a little later from Knik between Lake Lucille and Wasilla Lake to the gold fields of Hatcher Pass.
* Dalton Trail branched of the Carle Road as it entered the Little Susitna Canyon and then ran east to the coal mines.
* Information extracted from a book called: Old Times on Upper Cook's Inlet by Louise Potter
These pages represent (literally) years of research. You
have my permission to use this information for your own private research, however
I do not give permission for this information to be used commercially.
A little Bit About Myself
My husbands family came to Alaska in 1940 and my parents came to Alaska in 1950. We have lived
in the Matanuska Valley for 35 years. I enjoy helping people find their family roots... It is
very rewarding.If you need help finding your family roots or you need some research advise, drop me a line, I'd be more than happy to help all I can....
all I ask in return is an occassional update on your research.
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