Spenard is a neighborhood in the Municipality of AnchorageClint tx housewives personalsUnited States and was historically a separate city from Anchorage. Spenard maintains the flavor of a separate community today, with "Spenardi Gras" being its primary community celebration that encourages a sense of solidarity and separation from the rest of Anchorage.
Spenard is a central focus of bohemian lifestyle practitioners and artists and writers, male escort doha is well known for its numerous poetry jams, bicycle parties, and other similar events. The road that bears its name, Spenard Road, begins at Ted Stevens Anchorage International Airport at its southern end, and continues north toward downtown before ending at Westchester Lagoonwhere it turns and becomes part of I Street.
It is arguably older than Anchorage itself, although records are not clear. Anchorage was founded on Ship Creek during construction latina escorts utah the Alaska Railroad.
Spenard began as a lumber camp. The road from the lumber camp to the tent city providence escort prices Ship Creek was subsequently named "Spenard Road" for Joe Spenardan owner of the lumber camp.
For years, Spenard contained one of many "red light districts" in the region other red light districts were found in downtown Anchorage on Fourth Avenue, in Fairview, and in the nearby town of Mountain View. During construction of the Trans-Alaska Pipeline Systemthe City of Anchorage successfully cleaned up Fourth Avenue by literally bulldozing personals louisville of buildings.
However, the proximity of Spenard to Anchorage International Airport resulted in unprecedented growth of bars, nightclubs, prostitution outlets, gambling clubs, and other disreputable businesses, which catered to pipeline workers laden with money after long stints in isolated construction camps.
Today, Spenard still features a large of bars japanese clovis escorts a somewhat higher rate of drunken crime than the rest of Anchorage, despite extensive efforts during the post-Pipeline era to "clean up" the community.
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