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Alaskan group settlement: the Matanuska Valley Colony.

Kirk Haskin Stone

Alaskan group settlement: the Matanuska Valley Colony.

by Kirk Haskin Stone

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Published by U.S. Dept. of the Interior in n.p .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Agricultural colonies -- Alaska -- Matanuska River Valley.,
  • Matanuska River Valley (Alaska)

  • The Physical Object
    Pagination95 p.
    Number of Pages95
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL14714480M

      The May-June, issue of Alaskan History Magazine features articles on the government social experiment known as the Matanuska Colony Project, a unique historic look at the influenza epidemic from the Alaskan legislature, the pioneering packhorse trip of E. J. Glave and Jack Dalton, Stephen Birch and the Kennecott Copper Company. In a state one-fifth the size of the Lower 48 with less t miles of road, flying is a way of life. Air taxis are to Alaska what yellow cabs are to New York and water taxis are to Venice. So much of Alaska is remote, that taking a flight tour, or flightseeing, provides a view of the state that is impossible to get while still on the ground.

    The settlement in Matanuska Valley; Captain Michael A. Healy; Artwork Drawings and maps. Throughout the novel are drawings (at the beginnings of chapters) and maps (frontispiece, pages –, and inside back cover). There is also an amount of calligraphy. The maps are credited to Jean Paul Tremblay.   Gr 4–8—Eleven-year-old Terpsichore Johnson is vivacious, inventive, resourceful, and determined to help her family thrive in their new Alaskan home. Unemployment and hunger in the s compel the Johnsons to join an exodus of over upper Midwest families to the New Deal's experimental Matanuska Colony in Palmer, AK.5/5(2).

    This Month in Alaska History This Month in History was compiled by Robert N. DeArmond of Sitka. [symple_toggle title=”January“]January 1, – An Alaskan law that forbid employees from working more than 8 hours a day went into effect. This law, which has been called “the most radical piece of hours regulation in the history of the United States,” was struck down as unconstitutional.   This settler experimental colony took root thirty-five miles north of the Anchorage in the Matanuska Valley, within the southern region of Dene'ina traditional homelands. Historically Russian American company functionaries traveled through the area in , but true settlement began under United States governance in


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Alaskan group settlement: the Matanuska Valley Colony by Kirk Haskin Stone Download PDF EPUB FB2

The report, Alaskan Group Settlement: The Matanuska Valley Colony, by Kirk H. Stone of the University of Wisconsin, was published in by the United States Department of the Interior. A page side-stapled booklet, the publication offers valuable insights to the project, such as this commentary on the transportation expenses.

Get this from a library. Alaskan group settlement: the Matanuska Valley Colony. [Kirk Haskin Stone; United States. Bureau of Land Management.] -- History and description of the planned agricultural colonization of the Matanuska Valley in southern Alaska, by.

Additional Physical Format: Online version: Stone, Kirk Haskin, Alaskan group settlement. [Washington] United States, Dept. of the Interior []. InPresident Franklin D. Roosevelt offered families from the hardest-hit areas of Minnesota, Wisconsin and Michigan the chance to start fresh in a new land, in a fertile Alaskan valley with the melodic name Matanuska.

The Matanuska Colony was part of Roosevelt's New Deal, his plan to help Americans recover from the Depression, partly. Alaska - Alaska - History: People have inhabited Alaska si bce. At that time a land bridge extended from Siberia to eastern Alaska, and migrants followed herds of animals across it.

Of these migrant groups, the Athabaskans, Aleuts, Inuit, Yupik, Tlingit, and Haida remain in Alaska. As early asnative peoples of Siberia reported the existence of a huge piece of land lying due east.

‘Alaskan Group Settlement: The Matanuska Valley Colony,’ U.S. Dept. of Interior, Bureau of Land Management, ‘We Shall Be Remembered,’ Evangeline Atwood. In his book, The Colorful Matanuska Valley, author and General Manager of the Matanuska Colony Project, Don L. Irwin, explained, “On February 4,President Roosevelt, by Executive Order No.

withdrew an area Alaskan group settlement: the Matanuska Valley Colony. book 8, acres in the Matanuska Valley from homestead area was supplemented by a March 13 withdrawal of 18, acres of grazing land. Spanning alm years, this book is the definition of epic historical fiction.

Beginning with the migration of mastodon and saber-toothed tigers from Siberia to Alaska across the Bering Land Bridge and continuing forward to the signing of the Alaska Statehood Act that made Alaska the 49th state inthe history of the nations largest state is laid out in surprisingly readable fashion/5.

In his book, The Colorful Matanuska Valley, author and General Manager of the Matanuska Colony Project, Don L. Irwin, explained, “On February 4,President Roosevelt, by Executive Order No.

withdrew an area of 8, acres in the Matanuska Valley from homestead entry. This area was supplemented by a March 13 withdrawal of. He recruits a group of families to move to Alaska and settle in the Matanuska Valley, where they will be provided with land that they will not begin to pay on for at least three years, as long as they promise to farm.

This chapter follows the Flatch family closely, especially the : James A. Michener. Sweet Home Alaska takes place shortly after the Great Depression just as President Roosevelt announced his New Deal and the Matanuska Colony project, a homesteading endeavor where families received a parcel of land in Palmer, Alaska to build a home and farm.4/5.

Bureau of Land Management: Alaskan group settlement: the Matanuska Valley Colony. (Washington] United States, Dept. of the Interior, []), also by Kirk Haskin Stone (page images at HathiTrust) Bureau of Land Management: Albany County initiated public.

The most populous region of Alaska, containing Anchorage, the Matanuska-Susitna Valley and the Kenai Peninsula.

Rural, mostly unpopulated areas south of the Alaska Range and west of the Wrangell Mountains also fall within the definition of South Central, as do the Prince William Sound area and the communities of Cordova and statehood: Territory of Alaska.

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Each issue brings the latest results in international applied research on such topics as transportation. Stone, Alaskan Group Settlement: The Matanuska Valley Colony, U.S.

Department of the Interior, Washington, The reverse situation, however, applies in Norway where colonists’ dwellings are located exactly by officials in Oslo and the subsidies are granted only if these locations are : Kirk H. Stone.

The Matanuska Colony Project was a New Deal Project in which families from Wisconsin, Minnesota, and Michigan settled into the Matanuska Valley and Palmer to farm land.

Families were selected in their home states based on their farming abilities and secondary skills. Vol. 42, No. 1, Jan., Published by: University of Washington. Alaskan Group Settlement: The Matanuska Valley Colony by Kirk H. Stone. Alaskan Group Settlement: The Matanuska Valley Colony by Kirk H.

Stone (pp. ) Review by: Clarence C. Hulley. Valley of Promises (Matanuska Series Book 1) Buy from Amazon || Barnes & Noble || Books-a-Million || Christianbook. Brought to their knees by the Great Drought of the s, Will Hasper and his family give up their farm in Wisconsin to join a federal government project starting a colony of transplanted farmers in the Matanuska Valley of Alaska.

PUBLICATIONS BY W. A ROCKIE.Soil Survey of Nemaha County, Nebraska (with AH. Meyer et al.). U.S. Department of Agriculture, 38 pp. Feb 4, - Palmer, Alaska has a rich history and many entertaining activities!. See more ideas about Palmer alaska, Alaska and Alaska travel pins.

The striking Matanuska Colony barn, often seen in local artwork and advertising, has become an iconic symbol of Matanuska Valley history. In the U.S. government devised a plan to colonize and.From the March-April issue of Alaskan History Magazine: The Pathfinder is the official publication of the Pioneers of Alaska, a fraternal group which traces its history to the Yukon Order of Pioneers, organized at Fortymile in The following article on the early settlement of Valdez is ."The Frontier in Alaska and the Matanuska Colony: Two Reviews," George Sundborg and Stephen Haycox, "Gold Rushers North: A Census Study of the Yukon and Alaskan Gold Rushes, ," James H.

Ducker, "A Historical Survey of the Matanuska Valley Settlement in Alaska," Clarence C. Hulley,