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49th star added to flag, June 30, 1958


View of a United States 48-star flag hanging from the Federal Building, Anchorage, Alaska, with a 49th star pinned on to celebrate statehood. From verso: "Federal Bldg. 2:30 p.m. June 30, 1958. Statehood Bill just signed. The 49th star. 4th Ave. F & G Streets. Property of Cook Inlet Historical Society." 1958. Original photograph size: 3 1/2" x 3 1/2".

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