The one and only: Graduates of Anchorage's first high school meet for memories
Updated: Apr. 17, 2023 at 3:55 PM AKDT
From 1914 to 1963 there was only one high school in Anchorage. The surviving graduates meet once a month to reminisce and to plan their annual picnic. The American Legion Post #1 is the landing spot for these Alaska historians who relish in the comfort of the past — and still embrace the future. Dave opened up the mic to get just a taste of the wonderful and rich history of these seasoned Anchorageites. If you would like to attend or know somebody that would like to attend this year’s annual picnic to be held at American Legion Post #1, 840 Fireweed Lane, on June 10, 2023 from 1-5pm. Cost is $30 per person. For more info call: Faye Robb at 907-301-5248
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