Juneau. March 14, 1903. 4pp. Folio. Chipped and browned at edges. Two leaves separated at fold. Good. Item #WRCAM43317
Daily Alaskan newspaper, containing news of William Sulzer's speech in support of the territory, an idyllic word-portrait of prospecting, and numerous advertisements. Sulzer, a Democratic Congressman from New York, argues that Alaska deserves to be a full- fledged territory, rather than just a district, owing to its beauty and vast natural resources. Sulzer would later serve as New York's governor and hold the record as the only governor of that state to be impeached; his brother, Charles, was an Alaskan politician. Alaska would not become a territory until 1912.