In 1920, Josephine Scott of Hydaburg was the first nurse to graduate from a training course in Alaska by completing a three-year course at the Juneau Native Hospital.
In 1935, the first bridge to Douglas Island from Juneau, built at a cost of $225,000, was dedicated.
In 1954, despite the late season, a uranium rush was on as more than 100 Anchorage prospectors rushed to the Shirley Lake area (100 miles northwest of Anchorage) following the strike reported on Oct. 11.
In 1960, Alaska Methodist University, near Anchorage, was formally dedicated, with more than 150 students enrolled.
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