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Notice of Office Closure

The Alaska Department of Commerce, Community and Economic Development offices will be closed to the public on November 23rd and 24th. We will be closed November 23rd in observance of the Thanksgiving holiday and November 24th is an unpaid furlough day for employees to reduce state expenses.

Division of Banking and Securities

ARRC "Bingles"

This Banner image is of the several denominations of "bingles" that were issued to the farmers who participated the 1936 "New Deal" program called the Alaska Rural Rehabilitation Corporation (ARRC). The program relocated over two hundred farm families from the dust bowl stricken mid-west to the Matanuska valley in Alaska. The families were each issued 40 acres of land and $3000 in credit at the ARRC commissary. The "bingles" were created as a form of currency to be used within the ARRC. To read more about the ARRC bingles see the bibliographic references below.

Bibliographic References