• Dutch Harbor port from Ballyhoo

    Stunning Dutch Harbor and Unalaska

    Since we’re not able to go far from home right now, it’s a good time to do some armchair travel. Here’s a previous post about my trip to Unalaska/Dutch Harbor. You may recall I travelled to Dutch Harbor and Unalaska…

  • Block 13 houses

    Anchorage History in Block 13

    The Anchorage area was used for fishing and subsistence grounds by the indigenous Dena’ina people, but it didn’t have a fixed settlement until it was founded as a townsite in 1915. So we don’t have a deep written history here.…

  • By Jim Balog - Scanned from own archive, Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=22428731

    Fort Richardson and Elmendorf Field

    I was scrolling through the Alaska Historical Society’s “This Month in Alaska History” list (http://alaskahistoricalsociety.org/discover-alaska/this-month-in-alaska-history/) for something I haven’t blogged about yet, and noticed this item: June 27, 1940 – Fort Richardson and Elmendorf Field were activated near Anchorage. Of…