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May 15 Totem Pole Raising

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Date: April 20, 2011

Sitka National Historical Park (April 20, 2011)
The postponed raising of the Centennial Totem Pole at Sitka National Historical Park has been rescheduled for the afternoon of Sunday, May 15. This event is the culmination of a year of events and activities to mark the 100th year of Alaska's oldest national park, including the presentation of a Centennial Ravenstail robe from Tlingit artist Teri Rofkar in March 2010, the E.W. Merrill photographic exhibit in April 2010, the Tlingit-Alutiiq Cultural Sharing in June, the 2010 International Conference on Russian America in August and the Alaska Day celebrations in October.

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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.