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Arriving in Juneau, the first Alaska Delegates pose with Alaska state flags

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Arriving in Juneau, the first Alaska Delegates pose with Alaska state flags. Pictured are Edward Lewis “Bob” Bartlett, Alaska’s territorial delegate in Congress, and Senators-elect Ralph Rivers and Ernest Gruening. Not pictured is Representative-elect William Egan, who also campaigned for statehood. Archives, University of Alaska Fairbanks.

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