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My Turn: Reflecting on the good and bad on Alaska Flag Day

...Alaska, at one point or another you have learned about Benny Benson and the creation of the Alaska state flag. If you are...competition's youngest contestants, 13-year-old Benny Benson, designed the winning flag. Benny, an Aleut from...
Gimme a Smile: Life lessons from Alaska

...Alaska's Flag), but they know the name of the boy who designed the state flag in 1927 when Alaska was still a territory. Benny Benson. You should know that one.? Likewise, native cultural pride is strong. As a non-Native, I have learned to...
Suspect's interview played in Kodiak murder trial

...of the shootings, Wells said he started into work, detected a soft tire, stopped at a hotel near the entrance to Benny Benson Kodiak State Airport, checked the tire and returned home to change it.Unbeknownst to Wells, a security camera at...
Benson kin

In my letter published Wednesday, I should have said it was the daughter and granddaughter of Benny Benson, rather than granddaughter and great-granddaughter, who came to Juneau for the Alaska Flag events that took place last week. Constance Davis Juneau
This Day in History

...1903, the most precipitation ever recorded for Southeast Alaska in 24 hours was 15.2 inches in Angoon. In 1913, Benny Benson, who designed Alaska's state flag, was born. In 1939, the Presbyterian mission boat Princeton was wrecked in Lynn...
Two sides of the new Alaska quarter

...for the new quarter-coin honoring our state of Alaska. The first one is that the front would bear the likeness of Benny Benson as a child, then winner of our flag's design contest, and that the back would bear a replica of Alaska's flag...
Worthy addition to state song

...Alaska state song, and for his efforts in bringing Benny Benson's granddaughter and great-granddaughter to Juneau...emphasizes growth and strength in unity, envisioned by young Benny Benson with his flag design. Constance Davis Juneau
Panel OKs change in state song

...said the change is timely because 2002 marks the 75th anniversary of the Alaska flag. The flag was the creation of Benny Benson, an Alaska Native youth who won a contest for its design in 1927. "It is appropriate to recognize the contributions...
This Day in History

...the official flag of the territory, consisting of eight stars of gold on a field of blue, created by 13-year old Benny Benson. In 1959, Six men were arrested in Fairbanks for playing poker. In 1963, a fire swept the Cordova business district...
Update of state song due for House floor vote

...have been made to add the verse, which is already commonly known, taught and sung as part of the song. It refers to Benny Benson, the Alaska Native boy who in 1927 designed the territorial flag that eventually became the state flag.
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