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Historic Anchorage YRE Volksmarch

We came to Alaska just to get the stamp for this state in our Volksmarch book. I chose this YRE because its description said the route included most of the historical sites downtown along with a brief decription. I was not disappointed. This was a terrific walk. I took lots of pictures of pretty flowers, totem poles, and other artwork. We strolled thru most of the stores and bought several t-shirts. We greatly enjoyed this event. It was cool and overcast when we started walking, but the rain held off until after we finished the walk.

Log cabin is the Visitor's Center.

Totem pole inside Visitor's Center

Anchorage City Hall.

Pioneer School, built in 1915. Anchorage's first school was built by the railroad commission. The building was severly damaged in the 1964 earthquake. The Anchorage Women's Club saved the building from demolition and had it moved to it's present location.

Alaskan Railroad Depot built in 1942.

Eisenhower Alaska Statehood Memorial

Holy Family Cathedral

Three Ships, sculpture by Joseph Princotta.

Sculpture entitled "Last Blue Whale"

Cook Inlet

Life size statue of Capt. Cook.

Oscar Anderson House. Built in 1915. First privately owned wood frame house in Anchorage.

Flagpole made of Sitka Spruce - the state tree.

Alaskan Veteran's Memorial