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Milwaukee Journal

Milwaukee Journal

The Milwaukee Journal was a newspaper based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Arville Schaleben, one of the Journal’s reporters, travelled with the colonists on their journey to Alaska, and embedded in Palmer, sending stories about colony life back to Wisconsin for publication. The Milwaukee Journal articles in the museum’s collection date from 1935 and 1985. The museum has 18 articles from this paper.

Inventory Listing

Item #Publication DateArticle Notes & Link to PDFPagesHistoric?Collection
1114/26/1935“Families Heed Alaska’s Call” – Article about the Matanuska colonistsN/AHistoricFound in Collection
1124/26/1935“First Wisconsin Families Selected for Alaskan Colonization Program” – Article about and photos of the Matanuska colonists1HistoricConnell Collection
1175/15/1935“Life With the Wisconsin and Michigan Delegations as Modern Pilgrims Head for Alaskan Farmlands” – Sketches of the Matanuska colonists on their way to AlaskaN/AHistoricFound in Collection
1165/19/1935“Clicking Rails Tire State’s Pioneers” – Photo of the colonists on a trainN/AHistoricFound in Collection
1066/2/1985“North to Alaska: Colonists from Wisconsin mark 50th year in Matanuska” – Article about the 50 year anniversary of the Matanuska Colony ProjectN/AN/AFound in Collection
1216/16/1935“Alaskan Pioneers Start First Log Building, Clear Townsite” – Article about the Matanuska colonistsN/AHistoricFound in Collection
1296/19/1935“One Alaska Thorn Gone” – Two articles about the Matanuska colonistsN/AHistoricFound in Collection
1306/30/1935“Crops Grow Magically in Alaska’s Magic Soil” – Articles about the Matanuska colonistsN/AHistoricConnell Collection
1337/1/1935“Sorrow Strikes Alaska Colony–First Funeral Is Held; Construction Headquarters Completed” – Photos of the first funeral in the Matanuska colony and the construction headquartersN/AHistoricConnell Collection
1327/7/1935“Sorrow Strikes Alaska Colony–First Funeral Is Held; Construction Headquarters Completed” – Photos of the first funeral in the Matanuska colony and the construction headquartersN/AHistoricConnell Collection
1347/24/1935“Sudden Shift in House Plans Brings Howl From Colonists” – Article about the Matanuska Colony ProjectN/AHistoricConnell Collection
1367/29/1935“Alaska Colony in Gear Now, Problem Is to Make It Run” – Article about the Matanuska Colony ProjectN/AHistoricConnell Collection
1378/1/1935“Colonists Sign New Petition” – Article about the Matanuska Colony with photosN/AHistoricConnell Collection
1408/2/1935“Colony’s Chief Topic: Where Is Our Market?” – Articles about the Matanuska colonists2HistoricConnell Collection
1418/14/1935“Colony Outlook Better as Everyone Works in Unity” – Article about the Matanuska colonistsN/AHistoricConnell Collection
398/17/1935“Will Rogers and Wiley Post Killed in Crash on Alaska Trip” – Info and photos of Will Rogers and Wiley PostN/AHistoricConnell Collection
1091935“Alaska Holds Great Hopes, Says Hopkins” – Article about the Matanuska colonists by Arville Schaleben on the front page of the Milwaukee JournalN/AHistoricFound in Collection
143Unknown“Now This Looks Something Like the Oldtime Pioneering” – Photos of a colonist and the skin of a bear shot in the Matanuska ValleyN/AHistoricConnell Collection

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