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Getting Clear About Anderson

The small town of Anderson, six miles off the Parks Highway at Mile 283.5, is a child of the Cold War.

When the Soviet Union launched Sputnik in 1957, the federal government began an early warning missile detection program. Clear Air Force Station became part of that program, and Anderson became the town that housed the construction workers and support personnel of the base.


Riverside Park In Anderson

Anderson is known for its large camping area called Riverside Park.

You'll also enjoy scenic views of the Nenana River, and see the Jack Coghill Bridge To The Interior, as the Parks Highway crosses the Nenana River near Anderson.

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anderson blue grass festival

ANDERSON BUSINESSES

WHERE TO STAY
Anderson Riverside Park

ANDERSON & CLEAR, ALASKA MAPS AND FEATURES
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ANDERSON AND CLEAR

Population: 546
75 miles south of Fairbanks.

Little “company town”that used to be the old Anderson homestead. Subdivided for workers at nearby Clear Air Force Station. School, post office, some small businesses – and a huge campground with hot showers. Site of the popular yearly Anderson Bluegrass Festival.

ANTIQUES 101

One man’s junk is another man’s history. Yards all over Alaska are littered with old stoves, 1970 Buicks, and other weird stuff that’s just waiting to become interesting again some day.

Here for instance is an antique snow-go.

Clear Ballistic Missile Early Warning System
Facts about the air station positioned a short distance from the city of Anderson.

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