Alaska’s Capital Move Efforts: O Ye, of Little Faith

Captives in Lala Land…

January 26, 2019 – Previous version published in ECHO Magazine.

A follow-up 1976 public initiative Capital Site Selection resulted in selection of the Matanuska-Susitna Borough community of Willow as the chosen location of the new capital. Of 105,558 votes split three ways for choosing where the people of Alaska wanted the capital moved to, 56,219 (53%) wanted it on the road system in Willow.

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Providing outstanding accommodations in Eagle River since 1991

Many Alaskans had believed their elected officials would do what they were directed to do–move the capital to Willow.

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That is why the Capital never relocated, Southeast Alaska interests rallied and some elsewhere lost faith.

Providing outstanding accommodations in Eagle River since 1991

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A family takes home a Thanksgiving meal in Willow, Alaska

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