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    Joe Spenard, Anchorage Character

    Ever heard about the Spenard neighborhood in Anchorage and wondered about its namesake? Joe Spenard was one of our early characters. Joe Spenard was originally from Canada, and he and his wife Edith ran various businesses in Valdez before they…

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    Lake Hood, Alaskan Seaplane Base

    Lake Hood in Anchorage, Alaska is the “world’s largest seaplane base.” It began its days as the Lake Spenard float plane base in 1934, and in 1938 a channel was cut between that lake and nearby Lake Hood to create…