50th statehood anniversary celebrations get a jump start in Fairbanks

It’s nearly 50 years since Alaska officially became a state in January 1959.  But it was the prior summer when the drama unfolded in Congress that allowed Alaska into the Union.  Yesterday Fairbanks kicked off a series of celebrations to take place around the state commemorating Alaska’s 50th anniversary.

Libby Casey, KUAC – Fairbanks