June 30 is anniversary of the passage
of the Alaska Statehood Act
Sunday June 30 marks the anniversary of an important date here in Alaska. It’s the day in 1958 when the U.S. Senate passed the Alaska Statehood Act which authorized the Territory of Alaska to take its place among the other 48 states in the Union.
If you’re a history buff, or would just like to look at some cool old photos, be sure to check out the Alaska Statehood Commission’s website.
It was created several years ago to mark the 50 Anniversary of statehood, but is just a relevant today in that it’s always fun to read about how Alaska became a state and to glance at funky old photos and videos.
Including this one about Alaska’s 49th Star…