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.