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Teaching With Documents:
Migration North to Alaska

Other Reasons for Migration and Settlement


Not everyone who came to Alaska did so because of its natural resources. Many came to build the territory's (and ultimately the state's) infrastructure. They built schools and started businesses. In the 1930s, some settled the Matanuska region.

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The Documents

Public School, Eagle
Note the new flag of which the
teacher is very proud. All the
scholars enrolled are seen
grouped around the teacher.

Public School in Eagle, Alaska
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Hotel, Eagle
Hotel in Eagle, Alaska
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National Archives and Records Administration
Donated Materials in the National Archives
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Annie Holdaway's Letter to
Franklin D. Roosevelt, 8/13/34

Detail of Letter, Page 1
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View Franklin Roosevelt's Response

National Archives and Records Administration
Records of the Office of Territories
Record Group 126


Migration North to Alaska Main Page

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