Rusty Lancashire baking bread in her cabin on top of Pickle Hill, located in Ridgeway between Soldotna and Kenai, 1952. Courtesy Kenai Visitors and Cultural Center.
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Below are some of the more common questions about Alaska’s past. The AHS has provided short answers and lists of publications from which you can learn more about each topic.

 • Who were the first peoples of Alaska and how did they get here?  

 • What groups of people lived in Alaska when the first Europeans  

 • When was oil discovered and developed in Alaska?  

 • When and how did Alaska become a state?  

 • How did World War II affect Alaska?  

 • When and how did the United States come to own Alaska?  

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