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Panel OKs change in state song

...Tolerance recommended to heal Alaska's racial divide. The original song was written by Marie Drake and composed by Elinor Dusenbury. It was adopted as the official state song in 1956. Carol Beery Davis wrote the second verse in the 1980s. An...
Couple reopens a Haines tradition

...William H. Seward, built in 1903. Housed in former U.S. Army commanding officers' quarters, the hotel was where Elinor Dusenbury composed the music to "Alaska's Flag" in 1935 while her husband, the commanding officer, was posted at the...
Eight stars of gold on a field of blue

...people, Claudia Marie Drake and Elinor Dusenbury, must be mentioned to complete...Drake In the summer of 1938, Elinor Dusenbury, a singer and public school...Benny Benson, Marie Drake, and Elinor Dusenbury, a real part of our heritage...
Everyone has memories of 'Alaska Flag Song'

...poem and flag song were created by Marie Drake and Elinor Dusenbury. The office of the territorial commissioner of education...Recognizing the song possibilities of the poem, Elinor Dusenbury was stirred to write music for the words. She was...
Flag song's second verse passes House

...banner designed by 13-year-old Bennie Benson in the 1920s, was written as a poem by Marie Drake. Set to music by Elinor Dusenbury, it was adopted as Alaska's official song by the territorial Legislature in 1955. The second verse was written...
Celebrating passing of SB 94

...passed Davis' bill, SB 94, to add a second verse to the state song "Alaska's Flag." With music composed by Elinor Dusenbury and words to the first verse by Marie Drake, Connie Davis' mother, Carol Beery Davis, wrote a second verse to...


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