4th Avenue, at that time the heart of the city.
Seedy bars, adult book stores, and houses of worship were often seen only blocks apart on the same street.
Pre-fab housing Alaska style.
Did you know Anchorage had a Drive-in theater?
Two actually, and in the summer it was too light out to see a damn thing on the screen, and in the winter we froze our asses off while trying to make out the actor's faces through the haze of drifting exhaust emanating from our idling automobiles.
Spenard Road, where massage parlors lined the street all in a row, and the prostitutes too nasty to get jobs in them waved at you as you drove home from school.
I delivered the Anchorage Daily News, every morning at 6:00 a.m. to this one.
This is essentially what every neighborhood I lived in looked like back then.
I have to say that the city is a whole hell of a lot tidier these days, but there certainly was something raw and untamed about the Anchorage of the 1970's. Come to think of it, most of US were raw and untamed back then as well.
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