First Legislature - Juneau, AK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member linkys
N 58° 18.046 W 134° 24.348
8V E 534827 N 6462349
Quick Description: Marker in the entrance to the Elks building marks the site the 1913 meeting at which the Alaska's Territorial Legislature was organized.
Location: Alaska, United States
Date Posted: 10/6/2011 4:41:17 AM
Waymark Code: WMCR8A
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member muddawber
Views: 11

Long Description:
The marker is hidden from view casual view of passersby, inside a small alcove at the front of the old Elks building just above the tourist district on Franklin Street.

Marker reads:

Alaska's first legislature met in this building on March 3, 1913. Named President of the Senate was L.V. Ray of Seward, and named Speaker of the House was Earnest B. Collins of Fox.
Marker Name: First Legislature

Marker Type: City

Addtional Information:
Bronze Alaska Centennial marker. The first law passed by the legislature granted voting rights to women.

Date Dedicated / Placed: 1967

Marker Number: Not listed

Visit Instructions:
Preferred would be to post a photo of you OR your GPS at the marker location. Also if you know of any additional links not already mentioned about this bit of Alaska history please include that in your log.
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