Colony Days 2023 kicks off this weekend in Palmer

Published: Jun. 9, 2023 at 6:10 PM AKDT
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The city of Palmer that exists today is, in part, because of the 203 colony families that relocated from the Midwest during the height of the Great Depression in 1935. After the colonists made it through the first winter, they held a celebration in 1936 to commemorate their survival.