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Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman

The Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman, also known as “The Frontiersman”, is a newspaper serving the Matanuska and Susitna Valleys since 1947. It also published the Matanuska + Susitna Valleys Tourist Guide in the late 1960s. The museum has 21 editions and article clippings from this paper.

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Inventory Listing

Item #Publication NamePublication DateArticle Notes & Links to PDFsVolume#PagesCollection
31The Frontiersman7/19/1979“Matanuska nears flood stage” – Article about the Matanuska River being near flood stageN/AN/AN/AConnell Collection
30The Frontiersman8/30/1979“State Fair is a record breaker!” – Article about the 1979 Alaska State FairN/AN/AN/AFrontiersman Collection
26The Frontiersman6/5/1980“City orders dogs, kids to leave the lawn” – Article about the City of Pamer ordering dogs and kids off the lawn of the Palmer Tourist CenterN/AN/AN/AFound in Collection
28The Frontiersman9/25/1980“Time capsule unearthed” – Article about a time capsule unearthed in PalmerN/AN/AN/AFrontiersman Collection
38The FrontiersmanSept. 1980“Colonists went north 50 years ago” – Newspaper clipping. Two articles about the Matanuska Colony Project. One by Arville Schaleben.N/AN/AN/AFrontiersman Collection
1The Frontiersman5/22/1985“Colony coins back in circulation” – Article about Colony coins (bingles)3944N/AFrontiersman Collection
25The Frontiersman5/22/1985“If you ain’t cheatin’, you ain’t tryin'” – Sports sectionN/AN/A11Frontiersman Collection
37The Frontiersman6/15/1985“Death of Will Rogers inspired Valley’s first newspaper” – Pages 9 and 10. Articles about the Matanuska Colony Project. N/AN/A2Frontiersman Collection
39The Frontiersman6/28/1985“Auto railer got new life: Copper miners escaped mines in it” – Article about an auto railer that was used to transport people and goods from Chitina to McCarthy.N/AN/AN/AFrontiersman Collection
40The Frontiersman6/28/1985“On call at the colony” – Article about Dr. C. Earl Albrecht and an article about the Matanuska Colony hospital by Arville Schaleben. Pages 9 and 10.N/AN/A2Frontiersman Collection
41The Frontiersman7/31/1985“Alaska Railroad played key role in Matanuska colonization project” – Pages 7 and 8. Article about the Matanuska Colony and an article about hitch-hiking in the Matanuska Valley.N/AN/A2Frontiersman Collection
42The Frontiersman8/2/1985“Some gathered fortunes in the Matanuska valley” – Three articles about the Matanuska Colony. Two were orginally printed in the Minneapolis Journal in July 1935.N/AN/A2Frontiersman Collection
43The Frontiersman8/2/1985“Colony Village–A taste of Alaska’s historical past” – Photos and article about the opening of the Colony Village at the Alaska State Fairgrounds.N/AN/AN/AFrontiersman Collection
45The Frontiersman8/7/1985“The farmer who challenged the co-op” – Two articles about Walter Pippel.N/AN/A2Frontiersman Collection
44The Frontiersman8/9/1985“Moving a colony barn” – Photo of a Colony barn being moved by truck.N/AN/AN/AFrontiersman Collection
46The Frontiersman8/9/1985“Colony Children: Their yesterdays and todays” – Three articles about the Matanuska Colony. Two are about the children of the colony.N/AN/A2Frontiersman Collection
47The Frontiersman8/14/1985“Battling the elements in the Valley” – Pages 21 and 22. Three articles, one about Matanuska Valley weather, and two which orginally appeared in the Milwaukee Journal in 1935 about the Matanuska Colony.N/AN/A2Frontiersman Collection
48The Frontiersman8/16/1985“Oldtimers tell hunters of Matanuska” – Pages 11, 12, 21, and 22. Three articles about the Matanuska Colony, two from 1935 that were orginally printed in the Milwaukee Journal.N/AN/A4Frontiersman Collection
36Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman1985“Frontiersman Golden Anniversary Colony Days Edition Edition – Pages 1-16 of the Frontiersman Golden Anniversary Colony Days Edition. Articles about the Matanuska Colony.N/AN/A16Frontiersman Collection
24The Frontiersman1989“Iditarod ’89” – Iditorard 1989 editionN/AN/A20Frontiersman Collection
10The Frontiersman1999Frontiersman Highlights of 1999 – Frontiersman 50 years edition. Articles of the “highlights” of 1999N/AN/A4Frontiersman Collection
11The Frontiersman1999Frontiersman Highlights of 1998, 1997, 1947, and 1946 – Frontiersman 50 years edition. Articles of the “highlights” of 1998, 1946, 1947, and 1997N/AN/A4Frontiersman Collection
12The Frontiersman1999Frontiersman Highlights of 1996, 1995, 1950, 1949, and 1948 – Frontiersman 50 years edition. Articles of the “highlights” of 1996, 1948, 1949, 1950, and 1995N/AN/A4Frontiersman Collection
13The Frontiersman1999Frontiersman Highlights of 1994, 1993, 1956, 1955, 1954, and 1953 – Frontiersman 50 years edition. Articles of the “highlights” of 1994, 1953, 1954, 1955, 1956, and 1993N/AN/A4Frontiersman Collection
17The Frontiersman1999Frontiersman Highlights of 1986, 1985, 1972, 1971, 1970, 1969, 1968, and 1967 – Frontiersman 50 year edition. Articles of the “highlights” of 1986, 1967, 1968, 1969, 1985, 1970, 1971, and 1972N/AN/A4Frontiersman Collection
14The Frontiersman1999Frontiersman Highlights of 1992, 1991, 1961, 1960, 1959, and 1958 – Frontiersman 50 year edition. Articles of the “highlights” of 1992, 1958, 1959, 1960, 1961, and 1991N/AN/A4Frontiersman Collection
15The Frontiersman1999Frontiersman Highilights of 1990, 1989, 1963, and 1962 – Frontiersman 50 year edition. Articles of the “highlights” of 1990, 1962, 1963, and 1989.N/AN/A4Frontiersman Collection
16The Frontiersman1999Frontiersman Highlights of 1988, 1987, 1966, 1965, and 1964 – Frontiersman 50 year edition. Articles of the “highlights” of 1988, 1964, 1965, 1966, and 1987N/AN/A4Frontiersman Collection
18The Frontiersman1999Frontiersman Highlights of 1984, 1983, 1976, 1975, 1974, and 1973 – Frontiersman 50 year edition. Articles of the “highlights” of 1984, 1973, 1974, 1975, 1976, and 1983N/AN/A4Frontiersman Collection
19The Frontiersman1999Frontiermans Highlights of 1982, 1981, 1980, 1978, 1977, and 1970 – Frontiersman 50 year edition. Articles of the “highlights” of 1981, 1982, 1977, 1978, 1970, and 1980N/AN/A4Frontiersman Collection
20The Frontiersman6/22/1999“A wolf in dog’s clothing” – Articles about dog-wolf hybrids being banned, a thieving black bear, and the city of Wasilla possibly cutting its activities budget51864Frontiersman Collection
21The Frontiersman6/22/1999“Unocal tries methane extraction from coal seams this summer” – Articles about methane extraction from coal seams and flowers being stolen from the Palmer Visitor Center51864Frontiersman Collection
22The Frontiersman6/22/1999“Brewing in the Valley” – Article about Great Bear Brewing Company opening in the Valley51864Frontiersman Collection
23The Frontiersman6/22/1999“Police Beat” – Letters to the editor, and the police beat51864Frontiersman Collection
30Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman6/7/2005“Celebrating the bygone days” – Pages 11 and 12. Article about the Matanuska ColonyN/AN/A2Frontiersman Collection
31Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman6/7/2005“Matanuska Colony Project celebrates 70” – Pages 3, 4, 9, and 10. Article about the Matanuska ColonyN/AN/A4Frontiersman Collection
32Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman6/7/2005“Early days in the Matanuska Valley” – Pages 5, 6, 7, and 8. Articles about the Matanuska Colony.N/AN/A4Frontiersman Collection
33Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman6/7/2005“Celebrating the bygone days” – Pages 1, 2, 11, and 12. Celebration of the 70th anniversary of the Matanuska Colony Project.N/AN/A4Frontiersman Collection
34Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman6/7/2005“Matanuska Colony Project celebrates 70” – Pages 3, 4, 9, and 10. Article about the Matanuska ColonyN/AN/A4Frontiersman Collection
35Mat-Su Valley Frontiersman6/7/2005“Early days in the Matanuska Valley” – Pages 5, 6, 7, and 8. Articles about the Matanuska Colony.N/AN/A4Frontiersman Collection
29The Frontiersman6/27/2008“Mat-Su played large role in statehood” – Section C, pages C-1 through C-8.N/AN/A8Frontiersman Collection
27The Frontiersman8/15/2010“Pioneer Spirit: Lee Hartley helped build Palmer through hard work and strong family business” 1 – Article about Lee Hartley, one of the Matanuska colonistsN/AN/AN/AFrontiersman Collection
28The Frontiersman8/15/2010“Pioneer Spirit: Lee Hartley helped build Palmer through hard work and strong family business” 2 – Article about Lee Hartley, one of the Matanuska colonistsN/AN/A2Frontiersman Collection