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    Sitka

    National Historical Park Alaska

Aleutian History Presentation

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Date: July 9, 2009

Sitka National Historical Park is starting a series of evening presentations on a variety of topics throughout the rest of the summer. Our first presentation, on July 16, will be “The Aleutians: A History”, a talk that explores the Aleutian island culture from pre-contact through the end of the sea otter hunting in 1911. Our presenter, Jeff Dickrell, has been teaching history at Unalaska High School for 19 years and is working at the Park this summer through our Teacher-Ranger-Teacher program. The talk will be held from 7 – 8 pm in the Visitor Center at the park and is free and open to the public. Any questions please contact Anne Lankenau 747-0110.

Did You Know?

Map of Alaska and the continental United States

On January 3, 1959, Alaska was admitted as the 49th state of the Union. The 49-star American flag was flown in Sitka for the first time on July 4 of that year.