A 1953 Cadillac sedan, covered with dust, drives along a road, passing homes in Bootlegger Cove residential neighborhood of Anchorage, Alaska. Next sequence shows Fourth Avenue south of C street, with vehicles moving along the street and several pedestrians on the sidewalk . A hotel is identified by its sign. Street level closeup of the pink-colored MacKay building, at 337 E 4th St, at corner of E 4th and Denali Street. ( It opened in 1951 as Mount McKinley Apartments, was renamed the MacKay building, and decades later, renovated and called the McKinley Tower.)
People walk at Anchorage International Airport in Anchorage, Alaska.
YB-10 aircraft of the U.S.Air Corps 1934 Alaska Flight heading to Anchorage, Alaska. View of one of the aircraft as it takes off from Fairbanks. View out the window of one B-10, as another moves into formation off its left wing. Views from various angles in the airplane. Views of Anchorage, below. aircraft in formation passing over the Anchorage airfield. The camera airplane setting up on downwind leg to the field. Glimpse out right side window over the wing as the aircraft is on final approach near the field. YB-10s parked on Anchorage airfield, with lots of spectators and well-wishers to greet the fliers. Another B-10 landing, as Lieutenant Colonel Henry (Hap) Arnold and Major Ralph Royce watch, along with other fliers. The newly arrived B-10s taxiing to park. Panning view of the airfield, with B-10s parked in a line and spectators standing scattered about in the field. Mountains in background
Alaska hails approval of its Statehood. Alaska wins approval to become the nation's 49th State. Cars seen on the street in Anchorage. A sign reads 'Anchorage-All-America city'. Newspaper headlines read 'We're in'. Children sit with a banner reading '49th State'. A huge star placed on the U.S. flag by a woman who is helped by a fireman. Young women in a convertible celebrate as they pass by Stolt Electric at 1000 East Forth Avenue as wells as Hub Clothing in Anchorage. A man with a stuffed moose with a sign on it that reads, 'Hey Texas, now I'm the biggest bull.' Crowd gathers to watch a bonfire built by Boy Scouts. Sign reads, 'State of Alaska'