January 03, 2009

Happy Birthday Alaska!

It was going to take something special to bring me out of my blogging hibernation, this qualifies.

On this day in 1959 President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the final proclamation making Alaska our 49th state.

The Alaska Flag Song.
Eight stars of gold on a field of blue -Alaska's flag.
May it mean to you The blue of the sea, the evening sky, The mountain lakes, and the flow'rs nearby;
The gold of the early sourdough's dreams,The precious gold of the hills and streams;
The brilliant stars in the northern sky, The "Bear" - the "Dipper" - and, shining high,
The great North Star with its steady light, Over land and sea a beacon bright. Alaska's flag - to Alaskans dear, The simple flag of a last frontier.

"North to Alaska", at $7 million a bargain at twice the price.

Anchgorage Daily News: Someday soon, you might see an Alaska Airlines jet adorned with a most unusual sled team: a bounding dog with a curly tail roped to a bear, humpback whale and other Alaska icons.

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