Hope still retains the feel of the Alaska homesteading days. Rustic log cabins are the predominant structures that are people's home in the 'town'. I can't be sure, but I think that many of the out-houses I saw are still in commission. The town didn't get electricity until about 1965.
|Food and supply cache|
(Safe from bears and squirrels)
Our first stop in Hope was the Hope and Sunrise Museum. No entry fee, but donations appreciated. This is a must see museum of the Kenai peninsula. This museum chronicles the founding of Hope as well as the devastating earthquake of 1964 that destroyed the town of Sunrise and forced the movement of Hope to higher ground.
|Bill showed us around. Here's the truck he used to rebuild the cabins|
We stayed at an RV park whose manager told us that we must be cautious because a Black Bear had harassed some people in the campground a few nights earlier. She said that, if it returned, she was going to shoot it. We slept well that night in the Mary Joan and did not hear any gunfire.
When we arrived in Hope it was raining. We had tourist literature about the town and were amused by the name of the coffee wagon parked next to the library; "Grounds for Hope".
|Grounds For Hope|
Hopeless Weight loss Clinic
Hope Floats Hope Boat Builders
Glimmer of Hope Jewelry Store
Signs of Hope Hope Highway Dept.
Lots of Hope Hope Realtor
Ray of Hope Hope Tanning Salon
Hopelessly Lost Hope Wilderness Guides
Hopefully Yours Hope Dating Service
Hopefully Thinking Hope High School
Faith and Charity Church Community church of Hope
Hope Springs Eternal Trampoline and Mattress Supply
Hope for the best Hope high school baseball team's moto
Hope for naught Hope Family Planning Center
Where there's life there's Hope Hope Trauma Center
High Hopes Hope Medical Marijuana Supply Center
Eternal Hope Hope Funeral Home
Great White Hope Hope Committee, Obama for Presisdent
Fading Hope Hope Light Dept.
Lost Hope Hope Alzheimer Clinic
Hope Chest Hope Breast Augmentation Clinic
Jennifer is back in Oregon and we are to have service for both the trailer and TV