Matanuska-Susitna Borough, Alaska
Genealogy and History
This borough is hosted by: Sandra Davis
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Borough (often referred to as the Mat-Su Borough) is located in the
state of Alaska with its borough seat located at Palmer and the largest
city being Wasilla. The Mat-Su Borough is so designated because it
contains the entire Matanuska and Susitna Rivers. These rivers empty
into Cook Inlet which is the southern border of the Mat-Su Borough. The
Mat-Su Valley was originally inhabited by Athabaskan Indians and was
explored by Russians in 1818. In 1880 a trading station was built in
Palmer and the area was settled by gold miners in 1913. Wasilla was
originally inhabited by the Dena'ina Indians and the city began when
the Alaska Railroad was constructed in 1917. In 1935, as part of the
New Deal, 200 families from the Midwest traveled to Alaska and started
the Matanuska Valley Colony.