PUBLISHED: 4:46 PM on Wednesday, July 9, 2008
Fred Ordway took this photo of a field of Alaska Cotton in 1930. A backdrop of Douglas Island mountains and the future Eaglecrest Ski Bowl at the left. It is now the site of the Alaska Industrial Hardware store. When the building was built in the sixties for a IGA groceries store, I think most of the residents of the Mendenhall Valley could have parked in the parking lot all at one time.