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Fourth of July Foot Race at Kodiak; July 4, 1915.

Image from the Archives Collection

National Geographic Society. Katmai Expedition. Album 1.

The photographer was Robert F. Griggs. The location is Kodiak, Alaska. This race was one of several similar activities held throughout the territory on the national holiday.

Reason for Selection: The photograph shows these young ladies engaged in a foot race while wearing their "Sunday best" clothing. Other contests were held in various Alaska communities on the fourth of July, including "string chewing" contests, a "needle and thread" race, a "fat man's" race, and others. (KRH)

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