Why Alaskans Wanted Statehood Part 2

Hearings had been held in Congress on statehood, and a statehood measure had been approved unanimously by a committee of Congress.

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Why Alaskans Wanted Statehood

The main task of the Alaska Statehood Committee was to publicize and educate the public in Alaska and Outside on what statehood would do.

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Alaska Statehood Bill Passed 50 years Ago

It was at 2 p.m. on Monday, June 30, 1958, that Alaskans learned about their statehood. A huge bonfire would be lit in celebration of the event.

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