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New Alaska Capital / 3 Sites #242993

CBS Evening News for Wednesday, Oct 20, 1976
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(Studio) On election day Alaska voters will choose one of 3 new sites for home of new Alaska capital city to be moved from Juneau.
REPORTER: Walter Cronkite

(Talkeetna, AK) Origin of Juneau, named after gold prospector Joe Juneau and reasons it's not practical for capital now noted; proposed sites for new capital noted. One is near small town of Talkeetna where President Warren G. Harding spent 2 snowed-in nights in 1923. Townspeople don't want capital near village. [Mike SHEEHAN - says pols. don't tell truth, government tries to own everyone; this is their place and they weren't asked if they wanted government here.] Other reasons for objections in Talkeetna noted; in Willow, AK, near 3rd site for new city, people want to make money off new city. [Saloon owner Pat WINTERS - says everything will skyrocket; prospective buyers come in every day.]
REPORTER: Terry Drinkwater

Cronkite, Walter;
Drinkwater, Terry

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