The Blue Tarp covers the stories of the people and places of Alaska's Northern Susitna Valley, told by the people who lived them. From old-timers to newcomers, there's room for everyone under our tarp.
Season 1, Episode 8: Bucket of Blood and Belle Macdonald
This is the Blue Tarp, stories of Alaska’s Susitna Valley as told by those who lived them. Join us today as we wrap up our first season with two buildings that used to form part of daily life for many in Downtown Talkeetna, but today have been lost to...
Season 1, Episode 7: Cabins
Thus far in season one, we’ve been focusing on single places like iconic roadhouses, ghost towns, and the old school house. Today, we change things up a little bit and take a tour of some the humble yet vital cabins that sheltered miners and trappers...
Season 1, Episode 6: The Forks Roadhouse
Thus far, most of our stories have centered on historic places in Talkeetna. Today, we head across the river, past Trapper Creek, and toward the Petersville mining district, where we find the Forks Roadhouse miles away from any paved roads. Built in...
Season 1, Episode 5: Curry
Today, we’re headed to Curry, a place “up the tracks” from Talkeetna that has been the site of a luxury hotel, a thriving small town, and many homesteaders. Today, only the barest remains of its former glory poke through the forest along the tracks and...
Season 1, Episode 4: Nagley's General Store
This is the Blue Tarp, sharing the stories of the Northern Susitna Valley as told by those who lived them. Whether you’re an old-timer or a newcomer, there’s room under the Blue Tarp for everyone. Today, we’re visiting one of the first buildings you...
Season 1, Episode 3: The Talkeetna Roadhouse
Since being built by Frank Lee around 1916 and later moved to its current location, the Talkeetna Roadhouse has been a staple of local life. Like many of the Northern Susitna Valley’s historic buildings, it has changed hands many times, and the feel of...
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