Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Anchorage, Alaska: Eisenhower Alaska Statehood Monument

Alaska hasn't been a state for very long, at least as compared to 48 of the others. It and Hawaii slipped in during the course of 1959.

A nice thank-you gift must have seemed appropriate. Thus, this little plaza near the train station on the edge of downtown was created in 1990.

The plaza went up on the 100th anniversary of the birth of Dwight Eisenhower, who was President when Alaska became a state. It also marks the 75th anniversary of the year that Anchorage became something of a tent city.

Jacques and Mary Regat did a nice job on the center of the display, with Eisenhower wrapped up in an American flag.

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