Return to: The Matanuska Valley Colony - In 1935, Americans were struggling through the worst economic depression in history. Residents of rural areas of the northern states were among the worst of sufferers.
First contingent staff as they arrived at Matanuska, 4:30 p.m., May 6th 
Title taken from image. Eleven men posing in front of train station. From the official album of the Alaska Rural Rehabilitation Corporation Matanuska Colonization Project, 1935. Photographer's number 92.