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December 14, 2023

December 14, 1923 – “Alaska is destined for ultimate statehood,” said Harding after seeing Alaska. “In a very few years we can set off the panhandle and a large block of the connecting southeastern part as a state. This region now contains easily ninety per cent of the white population and of the developed resources. It would be the greatest single impetus that could possibly be given to the right kind of development. As to the rest of the territory, I would leave the Alaskans of the future to decide.”

December 17, 1948 – The Alaska Steamship Company “Christmas Ship” Denali...

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