2019 marks the 60th anniversary of Alaska Statehood. This monument, located a few minutes walk from downtown Anchorage, commemorates Alaska’s admission to the United States. President Dwight D. Eisenhower is depicted holding the Statehood declaration, backed by an eagle and flags.
Anchorage was our last stop on our Alaska tour and made a great impression. It’s a beautiful city, with monuments, murals and totems scattered throughout the downtown area. One of the most striking things about the city is its location. It seems to be completely surrounded by mountains. It makes for stunning vistas, regardless of what direction you look. It was well worth the visit.