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John "Kenai Joe" Consiel, Kenai early 1940's

"Once Upon the Kenai" by Mary W. Ford tells us Joe was a Polish immigrant. He ventured through New York, Detroit, Prince Rupert, Anchorage and Valdez before settling in Kenai in 1917. He bought 9 acres on the bluff from the Bureau of Land Management. He built a dock, a pool hall, a bar and a roadhouse. The bar exists today with the same name. The building was used as a dance hall, roller rink, and 16mm movies were shown and other community activities took place there. A night at the roadhouse was $2.00, and breakfast was $2.50. Further info is found on pages 65 and 66 of "Once Upon the Kenai".

Individuals

John "Kenai Joe" Consiel

Collection

Cheechako News

Location

Kenai Joe's Roadhouse, Kenai, Alaska

Date

Early 1940's

Photographer

Cheechako file photo

Image Type

B&W

Dimensions

12x17

Condition

Good

Identified By

Marge Mullen

Date Cataloged

2002-01-29

Archive Location

KPC Anthropology Lab


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