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5 Fun Facts About May 13 In Alaska History

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1. On May 13, 1888, the first telegraph line in Alaska was completed between Sitka and Juneau. This allowed for faster communication and facilitated economic growth and development in the region.

2. May 13, 1913, marked the founding of the Alaska Native Brotherhood (ANB), a civic organization dedicated to improving the status and welfare of Alaska Native people. The ANB played a significant role in advocating for Native rights and promoting education and economic development in Alaska.

3. In 1943, on May 13, the Aleutian Islands Campaign began during World War II. Japanese troops had occupied two of the islands in the Aleutian chain, prompting a U.S. military response to retake control of the region. This campaign lasted until August 1943 and was one of the most significant battles fought during the war in the North Pacific.

4. On May 13, 1977, the remains of 11 passengers and crew members who died in a 1952 plane crash near Mount Sanford were recovered. The wreckage had been located six years earlier, but it took a team of climbers to reach the remote crash site and retrieve the remains.

5. May 13, 2010, saw the opening of the Anchorage Museum's new wing, which doubled the size of the museum and added new galleries, exhibitions, and educational programs. The museum is one of the largest in Alaska and is dedicated to preserving and sharing the art, culture, and history of the region.
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