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February 21, 1914 – While the passing of the Alaska Railroad Bill was a foregone conclusion, yet, great was the strain and anxiety upon its supporters at the final vote. The galleries were full of spectators and excited Alaskans were to be noticed everywhere. The count of the vote showed that 230 had favored the project, while 87 voted against. Some were opposed to the whole bill, others favored some amendments. However, an amendment that was accepted that did away with the issue of bonds. The amendment provides a direct appropriation from the United States Treasury, the thirty-five milli...



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