in the Matanuska-Susitna Borough
- Current Population
- Population Comment
- 2013 Department of Labor Estimate
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- Community's Judicial District
Geography and Climate
- The temperatures in January range from -9 to 34 °F and in July from 38 to 62 °F. Annual precipitation averages 16.5 inches, with 50 inches of snowfall.
- Community Map Available
- Sq Mi Land
- Sq Mi Water
History and Culture
- Glacier View lies on the western edge of the Copper River Ahtna Athabascan territory. Former village sites have been located near prominent lakes. The Ahtna were semi-nomadic and traded furs with the Dena'ina of Upper Cook Inlet. The Glacier View-Tahneta Pass provided a passage to the Interior for prospectors and gold miners. During the 1920s, gold mining, big game guiding, and packing for miners and government expeditions was the only economic stimulus available. A number of miners settled to become homesteaders. During World War II, the Glenn Highway was extended to meet the Richardson Highway at Glennallen, and several construction camps were developed in the area, such as Hicks Creeks, Sheep Mountain, and Eureka.
- Federally Recognized Tribe
Facilities, Utilities, and Health Care
- Glacier View is located on the Glenn Highway. A state-owned 2,270' airfield is located at Sheep Mountain Lodge. Residents also use the transportation facilities of Palmer or Anchorage.
- State Ferry
- Cargo Barge
- Road Connection
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