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Press conference at the Anchorage Airport


Color photograph taken at the Anchorage International Airport, July 15, 1958, showing: Dick Kennard, President of C of C; Bill Sanders, American Legion; Joe Hong, Veterans of Foreign Wars; Bob Atwood, Anchorage Times, Statehood Commission; Anton Anderson, Anchorage Mayor; E. L. Bob Bartlett, Alaska Delegate to Congress; Ollie Riggs, Operation Statehood; Mr. Marston (below). A Pacific Northern Airlines airplane is in the background.

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