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Alaska statehood celebration, June 30, 1958

View of 49th star pinned on a United States 48-star flag, draped on side of Federal Building, 4th Avenue, Anchorage, Alaska. From verso: "Federal Building 2:30 p.m. June 30, 1958. Statehood Bill just signed. Property of Cook Inlet Historical Society." June 30, 1958. Original photograph size: 3 1/2" x 3 1/2".

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