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    Alaska State Fair, 2019

    My daughter and I went to the fair last weekend. The Alaska State Fair has several locations, but the biggest is in Palmer, in the Matanuska Valley. The Matanuska Colony was started by the federal government during the Great Depression…

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    Alaska State Fair

    My husband and I went to the fair last weekend. The Alaska State Fair is in Palmer, in the Matanuska Valley. The Matanuska Colony was started by the federal government during the Great Depression as a way for Midwest farmers…

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    Colony Christmas

    Colony Christmas is a festival that Palmer, Alaska celebrates every year. It highlights an important part of Alaska history. In the midst of the Depression, the federal government looked for programs to help those who were suffering the most. The…