Here Are The Oldest Photos Ever Taken In Alaska And They’re Incredible

These fascinating historic photos give us a glimpse into life in the past. Years before statehood in 1959, before Alaska became a territory in 1912, brave explorers showed up with early cameras to document life in the far north. Below are some of the oldest photos taken of Alaska. Enjoy these 16 images showing how life was lived in the Last Frontier a time long ago. You’ll travel along from the late 1800’s to the early 1900’s, and see up close how life was really lived over a century ago.

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Oldest Photos Of Alaska

November 13, 2020

How long has Alaska been a state?

Alaska is a relatively young state! We were, in fact, the 49th state to join the United States of America. On January 3rd, 1959, Alaska officially joined America. It has been a state for sixty one years!

What years were the Klondike Gold Rush?

The Klondike Gold Rush ran from 1896 through 1899, and brought 100,000 prospectors out to Alaska and northwestern Canada.

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