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NEWS Capital City Weekly On July 4, 1959, the entire community of Juneau stood together with delegates from each of the 48 United States and special guests at the Veterans Memorial Building to witness the official raising of the 49th star flag. This momentous and long awaited occasion symbolized the determined efforts of Alaskans to earn a proper space in the Union.

49th star flag to be raised on 50th anniversary celebration

Photo of the 1959 flag raising ceremony taken by Andy Humphries.
Photo Courtesy Of The Juneau-Douglas City Museum
Photo of the 1959 flag raising ceremony taken by Andy Humphries.
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