• Public school children with American flags parading down street for July 4th celebration Nome Alaska 1901 HEGG 198 via Wilkipedia Commons
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    4th of July in Old Alaska

    Here’s an old post about the holiday–Happy 4th of July! The 4th of July has always been a favorite holiday, even in territorial Alaska. Most small Alaskan towns had parades, contests, and other festivities. Here’s a few I’ve collected from…

  • Nome, AK, July 4, 1916
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    4th of July in Alaska

    Historically, Alaskans are big on celebrating the 4th of July. Even before we became a state, territorial residents made a point of partying on Independence Day. In my research, I’ve seen photos of parades in Skagway in 1898 and Nome…