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Ralph & Ruth Soberg and home, Soldotna 1954

Ralph & Ruth Soberg standing in front of their home on the Kenai River at Soldotna Creek with Christmas decorations around the doorway. Ralph, born in Norway, & Ruth born in Unga, Alaska, were two powerful community members, and staunch Alaskans. Ralph was the superintendent on the construction of the Sterling Highway and a very likable, outgoing person. He was responsible for the ski hill & ice skating possibilities. Ruth raised two daughters, Jackie & Jeri. Before Ralph's death, Jackie collaborated with him and in 1991 published his books "Survival on Montague Island", "Confessions of an Alaskan Bootlegger", & "Bridging Alaska". Jackie did the same with her mother resulting in a book titled "Unga Island Girl". The house was built in 1954 and is part of Soldotna Creek Park, now occupied by a city employee.

Individuals

Ruth & Ralph Soberg

Collection

Mullen Collection

Location

Soldotna, Alaska

Date

1954

Photographer

Ray Sandstrom

Image Type

slide

Dimensions

5cm-5cm

Condition

very clear

Identified By

Marge Mullen

Date Cataloged

2000-10-24

Archive Location

KPC Anthropology Lab


Use Agreement and Restrictions

All of the photographs in this collection are for personal, educational, or research use only. These images cannot be used for political, commercial, or advertising purposes. At the present time the college does not have the capabilities to reproduce prints from the image scans. For technical inquiries, or to report errors, please contact webmaster@alaska.edu.