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Return to:   The Road to Statehood - Alaska's governor, Mike Stepovich, and congressional advocates for statehood for the northern territory were jubilant after Senate passage of the Alaskan statehood bill.
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Jumping for joy

UAF-1976-21-55334

Title from verso. Verso: Jumping For Joy - When the news of statehood reached the arctic village of Kotzebue, the town started jumping. Here pretty Laura Mae Beltz goes aloft, via walrus hide blanket toss, carrying a flag that will soon have a star for her native land.

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