Sunday, June 21, 2015

Colonists

And you might be wondering...what is Colony Days?  Well, in 1935, FDR sent a bunch of colonists from MN, MI and WI to Alaska (they were dirt poor farmers) to homestead there.  My great-grandparents were two of them.  This is the boys (it would be their great-great grandparents) next to the plaque with their name on it in Palmer. 

My grandmother (this was from this year's Colony Dinner, the 80th anniversary) was 6 months old when they arrived in 1935.

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