City of Soldotna, Alaska
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Soldotna Motto: “Alaska's
Kenai River City”
City History: The city we now know as Soldotna
was once, back in the 1700’s, inhabited by Dena’ina
Indians. Soldotna was later settled, in 1947, by world war II
Veterans who were given preferential treatment in the purchase
of land. In the late fifties, about 1957, oil was discovered in
the Swanson River area bringing an onslaught of industrial development
and economic growth to Soldotna. In 1960 the city incorporated
itself establishing local government.
Weather: The average from summer to winter in
this town are drastic. Summer time temp's are around 57-64 degrees.
Winter is much colder, averaging temps well below zero to 25 degrees
during the harshest days.
Soldotna is famous for the WORLD RECORD
king salmon that was caught from the Kenai River, a monster
at 97 lbs. 4 oz., caught by local fisherman Les Anderson.
Over 4,000 people live in the city of
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