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In 1903, the Homestead Act was extended to Alaska by the U.S. Congress.
In 1917, the first Alaska Primary Election law was approved, with the first primary held in April, 1918. Gov. John Strong approved a bill creating the Alaska Agricultural College and School of Mines, now the University of Alaska Fairbanks.
In 1938, Pacific Alaska Airways flew the first contract airmail from Juneau to Fairbanks.
In 1979, tests revealed that atomic fallout levels in Alaska were 50 percent higher than U.N. tolerance levels.