December 5, 2019 admin

1927

Benny Benson, a seventh grader who lived at the Jesse Lee Home for Children in Seward, won a contest for the design of Alaska’s territorial flag. The flag contains eight stars of gold on a field of blue, which represents the North Star and the constellation of the Big Dipper known as the Great Bear.

 

IMAGE:

  1. Benny Benson, Alaska State Library (Alaska State Library Portrait Collection, P01-1921)
  2. Benny Benson lived at the Jesse Lee Home, which was built in 1925 in Seward. (Resurrection Bay Historical Society
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