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History of Anchorage, Alaska, USA

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Anchorage, Alaska, USA

The state's largest city is Anchorage.

In 1986 Mount Augustine erupted near Anchorage.

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    4th Ave.
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  • Anchorage, Alaska, USA
    Holy Family Cathedral
    800 W 5th Ave., Anchorage, ALASKA 99501
    Parish established 1915
    Church built 1940
    Source: Google maps
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  • Anchorage, Alaska, USA
    4th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska
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  • News 1953 - June 25 - The temperature at Anchorage soared to 86 degrees, their hottest reading of record.

    The Weather Channel
    June 25, 1953

  • 1953 - December 11 - KTVA TV channel 11 in Anchorage (CBS) becomes Alaska's 1st TV station

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  • 1955 - December 28-29 - Anchorage, AK, was buried under 17.7 inches of snow in 24 hours, a record for that location.

    The Weather Channel

  • Anchorage, Alaska, USA

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  • News 1964 - 21 DEAD, 83 MISSING IN FRIDAY'S EARTHQUAKE. PROPERTY DAMAGE ESTIMATE AT OVER $350-MILLION.
    Anchorage, Alaska (AP) - As Alaskans toiled to dig out from the rubble of Friday's great earthquake, Civil Defense officials listed new casualty...Read MORE...


  • Anchorage, Alaska, USA
    Downtown Anchorage, Alaska
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  • News 1966 - AT LEAST 14 DEAD AFTER HOTEL FIRE AT ANCHORAGE. BOILER ROOM EXPLOSION SUSPECTED.
    Anchorage, Alaska (AP) - At least 14 persons, two of them women, died Monday in an early morning fire that destroyed the two-story, 33-room Lane...Read MORE...


  • 1968 - May 15 - A tornado touched down southwest of Anchorage, AK. It was the second of just three tornadoes reported in Alaska since 1950.

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  • 1986 - Mount Augustine erupted near Anchorage.




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4th Ave.
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Anchorage, Alaska, USA
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Holy Family Cathedral
800 W 5th Ave., Anchorage, ALASKA 99501
Parish established 1915
Church built 1940
Source: Google maps
Photograph

Anchorage, Alaska, USA
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4th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska
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Anchorage, Alaska, USA
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Anchorage, Alaska, USA
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Downtown Anchorage, Alaska
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  • News  1953 - June 25 - The temperature at Anchorage soared to 86 degrees, their hottest reading of record.

    The Weather Channel
    June 25, 1953
  • 1953 - December 11 - KTVA TV channel 11 in Anchorage (CBS) becomes Alaska's 1st TV station

    historyorb.com
  • 1955 - December 28-29 - Anchorage, AK, was buried under 17.7 inches of snow in 24 hours, a record for that location.

    The Weather Channel
  • News  1964 - 21 DEAD, 83 MISSING IN FRIDAY'S EARTHQUAKE. PROPERTY DAMAGE ESTIMATE AT OVER $350-MILLION.
    Anchorage, Alaska (AP) - As Alaskans toiled to dig out from the rubble of Friday's great earthquake, Civil Defense officials listed new casualty... Read MORE...

  • News  1966 - AT LEAST 14 DEAD AFTER HOTEL FIRE AT ANCHORAGE. BOILER ROOM EXPLOSION SUSPECTED.
    Anchorage, Alaska (AP) - At least 14 persons, two of them women, died Monday in an early morning fire that destroyed the two-story, 33-room Lane... Read MORE...

  • 1968 - May 15 - A tornado touched down southwest of Anchorage, AK. It was the second of just three tornadoes reported in Alaska since 1950.

    WeatherForYou.com
  • 1986 - Mount Augustine erupted near Anchorage.

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