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Return to:   "The Matanuska Valley Colony - In 1935, Americans were struggling through the worst economic depression in history. Residents of rural areas of the northern states were among the worst of sufferers."

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Unloading the North Star, May 5th [1935]
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Enrollees leaving Seward for Palmer
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Enrollees aboard train at Seward
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Changing trains at Anchorage
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First contingent staff as they arrived at Matanuska, 4:30 p.m., May 6th [1935]
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Second contingent transients arriving at Palmer, May 7th [1935]
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Official clothing issue to enrollees
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Kitchen crew planting onions
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Site of colonists' camp No. 1 before construction, May 7th [1935]
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Tent construction
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Camp completed
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A group of the colonists' children who play in the streets at Camp 8
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Transient men leaving by truck for their day's work, 7:30 a.m.
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Robert Mills, enrollee in the Construction Corps, doing his weekly washing
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Part of the supply of foodstuffs stored in the warehouse at the main camp of the Construction Corps
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Breaking camp
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The Construction Corps turns into a Skeleton City, Oct. 22nd [1935]

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