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AE Capital City Weekly JUNEAU - The perfect ball gown never goes out of style, and those who attended the 1959 Statehood festivities have good reason to pull 50-year-old outfits out of storage.

Juneau prepares for the Statehood Ball

Marcella Stutte shows her daughter Kaysa Korpela and granddaughter Kelsey Korpela the dress she wore to the1959 Statehood festivities and inauguration of William Egan, the first Alaska State Governor. This elegant black velvet dress is v-backed with organza and black lace on the bottom. Now, 50 years later, it just might be back in style.
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Marcella Stutte shows her daughter Kaysa Korpela and granddaughter Kelsey Korpela the dress she wore to the1959 Statehood festivities and inauguration of William Egan, the first Alaska State Governor. This elegant black velvet dress is v-backed with organza and black lace on the bottom. Now, 50 years later, it just might be back in style.
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