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The Way We Were


In the Sentinel 100, 75, 50 and 25 years ago.

March 6, 1913: The first Legislature of the Territory of Alaska met and organized Monday afternoon in the Juneau Elks Hall. Members of both bodies were administered the oath of office by judge T.R. Lyons and Peter D. Overfield. Gen. William L. Distint, presided at the opening of both bodies. The presiding officers of both houses were elected unanimously L. V. Ray of Seward, being made President of the Senate and E. B. Collins, Speaker of the House. Other officers were rapidly filled and the Governor notified that the Legislature was ready for...

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