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Mother’s Day

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Sun will not set in Barrow until July 30

U.S. Army landed on Attu, 1943

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Ft. Richardson & Elmendorf Air Field activated 1940

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First commercial long distance call from Fairbanks, 1945

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First Alaska airplane flight, Fairbanks, 1913

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First live radio broadcast from Denali’s summit, 1984

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Senate ratified Alaska Purchase 1867

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Construction began on White Pass/Yukon Railroad, 1898

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Pres. Andrew Johnson signed Alaska Purchase, 1867

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200 Matanuska Valley settlers selected by lottery, 1935

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7,124 boats and more than 30,000 men left Lake Bennett for Dawson City, 1898

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Memorial Day – Department offices will be closed

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Japanese bombed Dutch Harbor – 1942

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