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Images from another time: Supporter of Alaska independence, 1982

Posted: Thursday, December 07, 2006

Joe Vogler gives a campaign speech in October 1982 in Juneau. The late Alaskan Independence Party founder was a colorful character in Alaska politics for many years. Vogler moved to Alaska in 1942. He worked for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers in Fairbanks until 1951. He spent the next 40 years mining and being involved in Alaskan Independence Party politics. Vogler advocated secession of Alaska from the United States. He was murdered in 1993 and buried in Canada, fulfilling his wish not be buried beneath the American flag.

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