Creating Alaska
Photo courtesy the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner

Convention Opening Ceremonies

Alaskan dignitaries open the Constitutional Convention with an invocation. From left to right: Delegate E.L. "Bob" Bartlett, Territorial Governor B. Frank Heintzleman, former Governor Ernest Gruening, UA President Ernest Patty, unknown, Fairbanks Mayor Douglas Preston, UA Student Body President Ken Carson, Fairbanks City Councilwoman Sylvia Ringstad, Reverend Roy Ahmoagak and unknown.