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Feb 6, 2022Liked by Michael R Dougherty

A fun month ...Fur Rondy, Valentine's Day, President's Day and the room mother's gave such delicious Valentine's Parties at Denali Elementary. Also, we would get Friday's off to watch the Dog Sled races, before that we would stand out side Denali all wintered up with our coats n boots and wave them on. How lucky we were to see that up close. And of course, President's Day we would make Stove Pipe Hats in honor of President Abraham Lincoln and have coloring pages to color of President George Washington. Enjoy a Valentine dessert and keep warm!

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Aug 7, 2023Liked by Michael R Dougherty

Hello sir. Don't know if it was the Fur Rendezvous parade. But I remember the cast from Bonanza Riding in a parade and little Joe's horse slipped on the ice. It was his pintoDoes anyone remember this. ? Also on a different subject I. As a kid I Use to go down to ship creek where the bridge crossed over onto elmendorf and when the salmon would run I would jump in the water and help pull the caught salmon in and people would give me change. What a memory

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Aug 5, 2023·edited Aug 5, 2023Liked by Michael R Dougherty

On one Fur Rendevous in 64 a friend of mine from East High School, Bill Anton and i decided we would watch the events on top of Seidenverg and Kay's building. After about a half hour of being up there the cold and the little wind that blew got a little uncomfortable. We decided that Hewiit's drug store would be a place to warm up. All Fur Rendevous's were watched from street level after that.

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Aug 24, 2022·edited Aug 24, 2022Liked by Michael R Dougherty

When did they start calling it Fur Rondy or Rondy? When I lived in Anchorage I never knew it to be called anything but the Fur Rendezvous. To bad they have to shorten it. Loved to see the sled dog races. I also remember you, Mr. Dougherty--you were one of our tenants at the Brookside Apartments. I bet you don't remember me--I've had several name changes.

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Feb 7, 2022Liked by Michael R Dougherty

I miss that Fur Rondy music theme. Thanks so much for sharing it with us. We used to watch the live coverage on our black and white TV and cheer for our favorite teams as the sled dogs ran by. The parade was always fun to watch and wasn't there a spelling bee in the morning?...seems like there was always someone I knew in either the spelling bee or the parade. Homegrown fun in the old days!

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Feb 6, 2022Liked by Michael R Dougherty

I loved the Chugach Gem and Mineral Society display at Carpenter's Hall.

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Mona - Good question about when the Fur Rendezvous began being call Fur Rondy or Rondy. Seems like words just get shortened these days. Wow, you remember me from Brookside Apartments in Anchorage. That was a long time ago. Welcome to Anchorage Memories.

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