This Day in History

Posted: Friday, January 11, 2008

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• In 1913, John Spickett's Orpheum Theatre opened at the foot of Main Street in Juneau.

• In 1937, Mrs. Nell Scott of Seldovia was sworn in as Alaska's first woman legislator.

• In 1947, the Aleutian Islands mailboat, Clarinda, was destroyed by fire at Sand Point.

• In 1979, two Anchorage men received jail terms for "moose killing."

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