Bootleggers Cove, Anchorage

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Bootleggers Cove (alternately called "Bootlegger Cove", "Bootleggers' Cove", and "Bootlegger's Cove") is an area of Anchorage, Alaska, just west of Downtown Anchorage and north of the South Addition. Its exact boundaries are controversial. It is served by Inlet View Elementary School, Romig Junior High and West Anchorage High School. Its scenic features include Elderberry Park, the Oscar Anderson House, the Westchester Lagoon, and access to the Tony Knowles Coastal Trail and the Lainie Fleischer Bike Trail. It is located near the tidal flats of Cook Inlet. The Alaska Railroad passes between the residential zones of Bootleggers Cove and the tidal flats. Bootlegger's Cove was affected by the 1964 Alaska earthquake. It is currently represented in the Alaska State Legislature by Representative Les Gara and Senator Johnny Ellis.

In 2003 Bootlegger Cove resident Bethany Correira was kidnapped, and her body was later found abandoned by a roadside north of Anchorage. Her employer and landlord, Michael Lawson, was eventually convicted of her kidnapping and murder.

References[edit]

  1. Municipality of Anchorage map
  2. Tower, Elizabeth (2003). Anchorage: from Its Humble Origins as a Railroad Construction Camp. Kenmore: Epicenter Press. ISBN 978-0-945397-72-4. 
  3. O'Malley, Julia (2007-09-11). "Second chance: Sister's killing had deadly echo". Anchorage Daily News. Retrieved 2008-01-09. 

Coordinates: 61°12′23″N 149°55′52″W / 61.20639°N 149.93111°W / 61.20639; -149.93111