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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.

Zoom in to the outlined regions to see surveys for
The Matanuska-Susitna Valley (surveyed 1911-1917)
The Susitna railroad corridor (surveyed 1916-1918)
The western Kenai coast (surveyed 1917-1923)

Check back soon for the Upper Matanuska River and the Anchorage area.

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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