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Benny Benson and Bob Bartlett


Photograph of Benny Benson, the man who designed the Alaska State Flag, and E. L. (Bob) Bartlett, pose beneath the Alaska state flag with a mounted bear. The stars on the state flag are aligned in the constellation "The Bear." Archives, University of Alaska Fairbanks.

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