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Topics in Chronicling America - From Territory to Statehood: Alaska and Hawaii

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Miner's cabin in the Bullion District, Alaska

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Important Dates:

  • 1867: Alaska territory purchased from Russia for $7 million.
  • 1898: Hawaii annexed as a United States territory.
  • 1959: Alaska and Hawaii admitted, respectively, as the 49th and 50th states of the Union.

Suggested Search Terms:

  • [Try the following terms in combination, proximity, or as phrases using Search Pages in Chronicling America.] Hawaii, Alaska, state admission, territory, Cape Nome, Klondike, Yukon, Senator Perkins, annexation, Walter F. Frear

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