Alaska joins U.S. as 49th State — 50 years ago today

It’s one of the classic, sepia-tinted images of Alaska history: smiling Alaskans holding up newspapers bearing the large, bold headline “WE’RE IN” That moment in time was 50 years ago today, when the U.S. Senate gave final Congressional approval to the Alaska Statehood Bill.

Joel Southern, APRN – Washington, DC

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