BY DONN LISTON
October 11, 2018 (2019©donnliston.com)
ECHO Magazine: https://www.echoak.com/2018/10/alaska-statehood-committee/
Portrait of Secretary of State William H. Seward, officer of the United States Government.
Brady National Photographic Art Gallery (Washington, D.C.), photographer.
[Between 1860 and 1865].
Prints and Photographs Division.
As we approach statewide elections for public offices in Alaska, this might be a good time to reflect on why the people who lived in what was to become the 49th State wanted to be a state, and what it took to get that status.