Wonderful Life of an Alaska Family in the 1950s and ’60s Through Amazing Color Photos

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Sand Point, also known as Popof Island, is a city in Aleutians East Borough, Alaska, United States. It is on northwestern Popof Island, one of the Shumagin Islands, off the Alaska Peninsula. It is the borough seat of Aleutians East Borough, and is near the entrance to the Bering Sea.

The Aleutians East Borough School District is in Southwestern Alaska along the Alaska Peninsula and Aleutian Chain The District was formed in 1988 from smaller districts that consolidated and formed a Borough with taxing authority.

The Borough and District boundaries are the same, and stretch over approximately 15,000 square miles (39,000 km2) of roadless, mostly treeless tundra, from the middle of the Alaska Peninsula to the north and east, going southwest out to Akutan just east of Dutch Harbor.

These amazing color photos from KurtClark that documented everyday life of his family mostly at Sand Point, Alaska in the 1950s and 1960s.

My mother with her friend Don May in Anchorage AK, about 1951. Her log home was at the corner of 9th and Gambell, circa 1951

Aunt Carol and uncle John in front of my grandparents’ house in Spenard AK, circa 1954

1951 Chevrolet Deluxe behind my cousin Wendell in the driveway of my parents’ home in City View neighborhood of Anchorage, July 1956

Anchorage road construction, circa 1956

Caption on back of slide: “Govt Hill and Snow”, Anchorage, circa 1956

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