Friday, January 2, 2009

January 3, 1959

Question: What was the most popular search on Since You Asked in 2008?

Answer: Last year, about half of the traffic to this blog came to us a result of searches on Google and other search engines. By far the most popular search was for "When did Alaska become a state?" The answer to that question is January 3, 1959, when President Eisenhower signed Alaska into the Union in this Internet Archive video 49th Star.

For more information about how Alaska became a state and other related materials, please see:

On this first workday of 2009, the Alaska State Library wishes you a safe, healthy and well-informed New Year.

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