Anchorage Early Memories
Did you know that a man named Oscar F. Anderson opened the first meat market in Anchorage, started the first airline and his home is now a museum?
Pictured above is Tent City on July 1, 1915
Claiming he was the 18th person to set foot at Tent City on Ship Creek, Oscar F. Anderson first arrived in the Spring of 1915.
The first wave of arrivals to Ship creek numbered about 2,000. Many of them were Scandinavians. All the arrivals were looking for work.
Anderson’s first job was cutting wood on what is no…