Alma & Vernon  Haik

Vern & Alma Haik's Spring Creek Lodge

The Spring Creek Lodge was a popular eatery from 1949 through 1974

Legendary up and down the Palmer Highway from 1949 through 1962, when Alma and her husband, Vern, owned the lodge. Strategically located at Mile 20 of what is now known as the Old Glenn Highway

Vern Haik worked as a surveyor at Fort Richardson

Eager to leave the city, Haik followed the lead of another surveyor on Fort Richardson named Paul Swanson. Swanson and his wife, Margaret, had begun to homestead at Mile 19 of the Palmer Highway

(Daughters) JoAn and Beverly

The Lodge opened for business on Memorial Day, May 30, 1949, with no electricity, Haik said.

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Photo taken by the Reid family


Photo taken by Gib Reid