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EVIE COTES. Photo Post Cards; 1945. .1 cu. ft.

Evie Cotes first lived in Alaska in 1941. Her husband was a civilian worker at the Kodiak Naval Air Station until 1943, when the couple returned to California. In May of 1944, Mr. Cotes purchased the Anchorage Yellow Cab Company. Mrs. Cotes moved to Anchorage in August of 1944, with her husband and infant son. In December of 1945, they returned to California because her husband had been recalled to the Navy.

This collection contains 12 photo post cards (11 black and white, 1 color) collected by Evie L. Cotes while she was living in Anchorage. The post cards include images of Anchorage, Fairbanks, Seward, The Matanuska-Susitna Valley, Ketchikan, Spenard, the Alaska Railroad, and Cook Inlet. Each card is identified and dated on the back. The collection also contains five conservation negatives of selected images.

This collection was donated to the archives by Evie L. Cotes in 2001.

KRH 6/2001

Caption list:

1. "The homestead property where the Share-croppers settled. Most of them left. 50 miles east of Anchorage"; 1945.
2. "Between Seward and Anchorage"; 1945.
3. View from friend's home in Anchorage"; 1945.
4. From Highway from anchorage to Fairbanks"; 1945.
5. "Homesteading country. Railroad from Seward thru Anchorage to Fairbanks, 500 miles"; 1945.
6. "4th Ave. (Main St.) in Anchorage in 1945. 12,000 population. (now 60,000)"; 1945.
7. "University of Alaska near Fairbanks"; 1945.
8. "Streets built on pilings," Front Street, Ketchikan; 1945.
9. "Early morning. West of town to Cook's Inlet. Sky covered with clouds, yet bright." Residential district - Anchorage; 1945.
10. "Federal Building, Anchorage"; 1945.
11. "R. R. Depot on line from Seward to Fairbanks in Anchorage"; 1945.
12. "Lake Spenard near Anchorage. Ice cold water in summer. See the snow?"; 1945. (color)