Anderson is named after Arthur Anderson, a homesteader who helped to first settle the area in the 1950s. He divided his 80 acre property into 1/4 acre tracts, which he sold to area residents and civilian military from Clean Air Force Station. Soon an elementary school and a road connecting Anderson to Nenana and Fairbanks was built, and Anderson was incorporated as a second-class city in 1962. Until 1968 when a steel bridge was built, vehicles had to be carried by ferry across the Tenana River.

Most of Anderson's citizens are military employees or civilians who work for Clean Air Force Station. A remarkable 92% of jobs in Anderson are government related.

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