|Title||Matanuska colonists stopping in Wenatchee during a train trip to Seattle, 1935 |
|Caption||The Matanuska Colony was a New Deal project in which families from Wisconsin, Michigan, Minnesota and Chicago settled in Matanuska and Palmer, Alaska. Two hundred and three families were selected to become colonists. Each was also granted 40 acres of land, with the agricultural products to be sold through a farmers' cooperative association. Colonists were chosen first for their farming skills and then for other skills, such as carpentry, since they also needed to build their homes. The valley was chosen for the project because of its long but intense growing season. Within 5 years, over half of the colonists had left the valley; in 1965, only 20 of the original families were still farming in the valley.|
Matanuska colonists traveled from the Midwest to Seattle by train, on the first leg of their trip to Alaska. In this photo, train passengers visit an apple cart during a stop, probably in Wenatchee, Washington.
|Notes||Copy negative from original photograph by Hewitt Photos, an Anchorage, Alaska firm.|
Visible on cart: "Skookum Brand Apples-Wenatchee's Finest Apples"
Date photograph was filed at the Seattle Post-Intelligencer (date of photograph and file date may differ by a month or more): November 15, 1938
|Subjects||Apples--Washington (State)--Wenatchee; Passengers--Washington (State)--Wenatchee; Railroad passenger trains |
|Places||United States—Washington (State)--Wernatchee |
|Digital Collection||Museum of History & Industry Photograph Collection |
|Image Number||1986.5.5463.2 |
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|Credit Line||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Photograph Collection, Museum of History & Industry, Seattle; All Rights Reserved |
|Repository||Museum of History & Industry, Seattle (MOHAI). |
|Repository Collection||Seattle Post-Intelligencer Photograph Collection |
|Physical Description||1 nitrate negative: b&w; 4 x 5 in. |
|Digital Reproduction Information||Scanned from film positive using Epson Expression 10000XL as 4350 pixel TIFF image in 16-bit grayscale, resized to 700 pixels in the longest dimension and compressed into JPEG format using Photoshop CS4, JPEG quality measurement 5. |