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Governor's Picnic; 1964.

Image from the Archives Collection

Christine McClain Collection. Series 15a.

The photographer is probably Chris McClain. The location is the Delaney Park strip in Anchorage, Alaska.

Reason for Selection: The Governor's Picnic is a long standing Alaska tradition. The governor comes to the event to greet people in an informal atmosphere on a Saturday during the summer. The food and entertainment are free. This photograph shows Governor William Egan at the picnic in Anchorage in 1964. Bill Egan was Alaska's first elected governor. (JS)

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