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Township Surveys

Throughout the early 20th Century the General Land Office surveyed large portions of Alaska, focusing on lands suitable for agriculture and homesteading.
The maps and notes were scanned into an archive at, but have been extracted, straightened, stitched together, and overlaid on a modern digital map here.

Shown: The Matanuska-Susitna Valley (surveyed 1911-1917) and Susitna railroad corridor (surveyed 1916-1918) are shown. Check back for the Upper Matanuska River, Anchorage, and western Kenai Peninsula.

Can you find O.G. Herning's homestead? Wasilla's cabin? The trails which became our modern highways? Enjoy looking around!

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