RST 1691 CASEFILE SUMMARY

HERNING TRAIL-QUESTION CREEK

LISTED IN ALASKA STATUTE (AS 19.30.400(d)) AS A QUALIFIED RS2477 RIGHT-OF-WAY.
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Casefile Summary
RST 1691
Herning Trail-Question Creek
Trail Location
The Herning Trail-Question Creek Trail Is Located in Southcentral
Alaska North of Palmer. the Route Runs From the Little Susitna
River North of Palmer Northward Along the Base of Bald Mountain
Ridge, Following Deception Creek and Crossing Willow Creek and
The Kashwitna River As It Continues Northward, Passing To the
East Side of Caswell Lake and Continuing Northward, Crossing
Sheep Creek and Goose Creek, Montana Creek, and the Talkeetna
Cutoff, and Terminating at Question Creek. the Location of the
Trail, Based On Historical Evidence, Has Been Mapped By DNR,
Division of Land Personnel, On USGS 1:63,360 Anchorage C-7, C-8
And D-8 and On Talkeetna Mountains A-1 and A-6 Quadrangle Maps.
The Route Is Approximately 50 Miles Long.
Historic Documentation
The Herning Trail-Question Creek Trail Was An Early Wagon and
Sled Route Into the Talkeetna Area.
A Synopsis of Historic Documentation (Copies of Sources in File)
Regarding Construction Or Use of the Route Follows:
USGS:
1940: USGS Alaska Map #40, "The Alaska Railroad:
Matanuska Coal Field To Yanert Fork," Shows the Herning
Trail-Question Creek Route, Except for the First Two Miles of the
Route;
1940: USGS Bulletin #907, Geology of the Alaska Railroad
Region, Stephen R. Capps, Contains Plate II, "Geologic Map of the
Alaska Railroad Region To Yanert Fork," Shows the Herning
Trail-Question Creek Route, Except for the First 3 Miles of the
Route.
Other Maps:
1915: Township Map, No. 18 North, Range 1 East of the
Seward Meridian, Shows the Southern Portion of the Herning
Trail-Question Creek Route;
1941: Alaska Engineering Commission, "Map of Proposed
Railway Route, Susitna Valley," Shows the Route.
Land Status
Division of Land Personnel Researched State Status Plats, Bureau
Of Land Management (BLM) Master Title Plats and BLM Historical
Indexes To Identify Servient Estates and Historic Federal
Withdrawals.
Servient Estates and Withdrawals As Shown On Bureau of Land
Management and Alaska Division of Land Records Are Listed As
Follows:
1. State of Alaska;
2. 50-66-0361, Homestead Entry; Date of Application:
8/17/60;
3. 50-69-0107, Homestead Entry; Date of Application:
7/04/60;
4. 1233553, Homestead Entry; Date of Application: 9/01/59;
5. 50-76-0084, Homestead Entry; Date of Application:
6/17/71;
6. 1227003, Homestead Entry; Date of Application: 8/18/58;
7. 50-66-0363, Homestead Entry; Date of Application:
5/27/62;
8. 1134962, Homestead Entry; Date of Application: 8/12/49;
9. 50-72-0026, Homestead Entry; Date of Application:
10/10/66;
10. Cook Inlet Region,, Inc.;
11. University of Alaska;
12. 50-69-0036, Native Allotment Application; Date of
Occupancy: 9/01/43;
13. 1231207, Homestead Entry; Date of Application: 8/17/59;
14. 1231815, Homestead Entry; Date of Application: 2/1/61;
15. 1218722, Homestead Entry; Date of Application: 7/09/59;
14. 1225750, Homestead Entry; Date of Application: 1/16/59;
15. 1231970, Homestead Entry; Date of Application: 4/11/61;
16. 50-68-0136, Homestead Entry; Date of Application:
6/2/62;
17. 1227870, Homestead Entry; Date of Entry: 6/01/59;
18. 1234079, Homestead Entry; Date of Entry: 3/21/61;
19. 1226536, Homestead Entry; Date of Entry: 4/20/59;
20. 1226961, Homestead Entry; Date of Entry: 4/20/59;
21. 1226465, Homestead Entry; Date of Application: 4/20/59;
22. 1227010, Homestead Entry; Date of Application: 6/1/59;
23. 1234727, Homestead Entry; Date of Application: 6/01/59;
24. Alaska Railroad;
25. Mental Health Trust Authority;
26. 50-73-0049, Homestead Entry; Date of Application:
4/1/63;
27. 1234123, Homestead Entry; Date of Application: 5/6/58;
28. 50-78-0032, Homestead Entry; Date of Application:
5/14/73;
29. 1197896, Homestead Entry; Date of Application: 7/28/54;
30. 1160492, Homestead Entry; Date of Application: 2/19/54;
31. 1219650, Homestead Entry; Date of Application: 8/4/55;
32. 1230567, Homestead Entry; Date of Application: 2/25/54;
33. 1154387, Homestead Entry; Date of Application:
10/23/53;
34. 1199776, Homestead Entry; Date of Application: 4/14/55;
35. 1224449, Homestead Entry; Date of Application:
11/23/53;
36. 50-66-0484, Homestead Entry; Date of Application:
8/17/60;
37. ADL 57482, Sale Non-Comp, Conveyed, Date of
Application: 7/9/71;
38. Alaska Energy Authority;
39. Matanuska-Susitna Borough;
40. ADL 22524, Agricultural Sale Comp, Transferred; Date of
Application: 3/25/64;
41. ADL 54762, Sale Non-Comp; Conveyed; Date of
Application: 7/9/71;
42. ADL 51065, Oddlot Lease Comp; Issued; Date of
Application: 11/10/66;
43. ADL 22690, Agricultural Sale Comp; Transferred; Date of
Application: 5/6/64;
44. ADL 22527, Agricultural Sale Comp; Conveyed; Date of
Application: 3/25/64;
45. ADL 22537, Agricultural Sale Comp; Conveyed; Date of
Application: 3/25/64;
46. ADL 22677, Agricultural Sale Comp; Transferred; Date of
Application: 5/6/64;
47. ADL 22688, Agricultural Sale Comp; Transferred; Date of
Application: 5/6/64;
48. ADL 22696, Agricultural Sale Comp; Transferred; Date of
Application: 5/6/64;
49. Eo 2217, Timber Reservation No. 1, 6/22/15, Affecting
Metes and Bounds Within T18n, R1w, Sm; T18n, R2w, Sm; T18n, R3w,
Sm; T19n, R3w, Sm; and T21n, R3w, Sm; Revoked By Eo 4107,
11/26/64;
50. Eo 6957, Withdrawal Aid of Legislation and
Classification, 2/4/35, Affecting T18n, R1w, Sm. Modified By Eo
7047, To Permit Settlement, 5/20/35;
51. Eo 19191 1/2, Alaska Township Withdrawal, 4/21/14,
Affecting Metes and Bounds Within T19n, R3w, Sm; Eliminated By Eo
3515, 7/18/21;
52. Document #1215773, Right-Of-Way Alaskan Railroad,
5/14/1898, Act of Congress, Affecting Metes and Bounds Within
T21n, R4w, Sm.
Acceptance of Grant
The Earliest Reservation Possibly Affecting the Subject Route Was
Document #1215773, Right-Of-Way Alaskan Railroad, 5/14/1898,
Affecting Metes and Bounds Within T21n, R4w, Sm. the Next
Reservation Possibly Affecting the Route Is Eo 19191 1/2, Alaska
Township Withdrawal, 4/21/14, Affecting Metes and Bounds Within
T19n, R3w, Sm, Eliminated By Eo 3515, 7/18/21. the Next
Reservation Possibly Affecting the Route Is Eo 2217, Timber
Reservation No. 1, 6/22/15, Affecting Metes and Bounds Within
T18n, R1w, Sm; T18n, R2w, Sm; T18n, R3w, Sm; T19n, R3w, Sm; and
T21n, R3w, Sm; Revoked By Eo 4107, 11/26/64. the Next
Reservation Is Eo 6957, Withdrawal Aid of Legislation and
Classification, 2/4/35, Affecting T18n, R1w, Sm, and Modified By
Eo 7047, To Permit Settlement, 5/20/35. Documentation in the
File Shows Construction Or Use of the Southern Portion of the
Route Occurred By 1915, and the Entire Route By 1940. the Grant
Of the RS 2477 Right-Of-Way for the Trail Was Accepted By
Construction and Use, Subject To Valid, Existing Rights, When the
Land Was Not Reserved for Public Purposes.

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