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Statehood celebration, Anchorage

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

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