"Chugiak, Alaska Information"
These pages under construction. Started 3/4/2009
Will have lots more Chugiak, Alaska History & picture albums soon.
The name "Chugiak" comes from a Dena'ina word meaning "Place Of Many Places".
Chugiak was first heavily settled in the 1950s, primarily by homesteading former military personnel who had served in Alaska during World War II.
It is currently one of the main sites of suburban expansion near Anchorage.
Component communities of Chugiak include Birchwood and Peters Creek.
Alaska became the 49th State January 3, 1959
Updated 4/17/2011 Thanks to Coleen Walker Mielke for the heads up...
Chugiak-Eagle River Historical Society
P.O. Box 670579
Chugiak, Alaska 99567
Phone: (907) 688-4706 (msg)
18606 Old Glenn Highway
(former Chugiak Elementary School)
New Web Site
Reid Alaska HistoryGib & Eileen Reid started north to Alaska from Chicago, Illinois June 1, 1947.
They drove a military surplus jeep with a 6 canvas covered trailer hitched behind with everything they owned in it and $300.00 in their pockets.
Eileen and Gib arrived in Anchorage July 21 1947 with every thing, and $40 left in their pockets.
Obituary... Harry Gibson Reid "Gib" Date of Birth 9/18/1925 Died 7/14/2008
Eileen Lilian Reid Date of Birth 6/12/1923 Died 8/3/2014
Brief Alaska Highway History
Just got started on the story of the move
Gib & Eileen's Move to Alaska in 1947
Story of Gib & Eileen & Early Chugiak, Alaska
For information on early Chugiak settlers and Chugiak pioneers...
Early Chugiak Residents / Settlers & Pioneers
Got a few pictures in the album tonight 3/9/2009
Picture Album of early Chugiak, Alaska
Reid Family Photos mostly from our time in Chugiak, Alaska
Gib & Eileen Reid Pictures
Matanuska Susitna Valley Earliest Residents by Coleen Mielke (Walker)
Worlds longest snowmobile race. Alaskas Iron Dog 2010
Chugiak Ptarmigan Valley Resort Built by Ray Beam & Sons in the country Mike used to stomp.
Alaska's Digital Archives
History of Alaska
Chugiak, Alaska History & Information Forum
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