Friday, June 13, 2008

When Did Alaska Become A State?

Question: When did Alaska become a State?

Answer: Alaska officially became a state on January 3, 1959. This and other basic facts about Alaska are available through the Alaska Kids' Corner.

If you're interested in a brief history of Alaska Statehood, check out the Alaska history page from the University of Viginia at http://xroads.virginia.edu/~CAP/BARTLETT/49state.html.

More information on Alaska's path to statehood is available through books, videos and other materials that you can locate through WorldCat, the world's library catalog.

If you'd like a visual journey of Alaska's path to statehood, try out the Alaska Digital Archives "Movement to Statehood" page at http://vilda.alaska.edu/cdm/statehood.

Finally, Alaska is gearing up to celebrate its 50th birthday as a State. More information about these efforts can be found at the Alaska Statehood Celebration Commission website.

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