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Anchorage statehood celebration, June 30, 1958

Rita Martin preparing to pin the 49th star on the 48-star flag hanging from the Federal Building, Anchorage, Alaska, in celebration of statehood. From verso: "June 30, 1958. Fur Rendezvous Queen Rita Martin on fire truck. Statehood celebration Anchorage, Alaska." June 30, 1958. Original photograph size: 3 1/2" x 5".

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