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Celebrate Alaska's statehood

Ernest Gruening (beneath the flag), Bob Bartlett (at Gruening’s right), and Ralph Rivers (far left) celebrate Alaska’s Statehood with the addition of the 49th star to the U. S. flag. Archives, University of Alaska Fairbanks.

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