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This monument marks President Eisenhower's signing of Alaska as the 49th state of United State. It is an overlook point with a good view of the Alaska Railroad depot. The statue was placed at the site in 1990. Look at the plaques that show interesting...More
The Monument records an important moment of Alaska - it became the 49th state of United State. The event was cited in this memory as next two paragraphes:
"On Jan 3, 1959, Present Eisenhower signed into law the act admitting Alaska to the union as...More
The platform overlooks the Alaska Railroad depot there are informational signs which provide a brief history of Alaska state history from Tent City to statehood there is a bronze statue of President Eisenhower--he signed Alaska into the union in 1959.
This is a pleasant enough area, located near the train depot and market area. It's a salute to statehood, unveiled in the 1990s on the 100th birthday of Dwight Eisenhower. You do know that Alaska became a state when Ike was President, right?