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Interview: Sitkan Bill DeArmond reflects on the years surrounding statehood

SITKA, ALASKA Sitkan Bill De Armond was born here 70 years ago in 1938, grew up and
went to school in Sitka as well as Pelican, Ketchikan, and Juneau, where he
finished high school. He is the son of historian and journalist R. N.
De Armond and the late Dale De Armond, a noted artist who worked in
woodcut and wood engraving, among other media, and was well-known as
an illustrator.
KCAW's Bonnie-Sue Hitchcock spoke with Bill De Armond about his
recollections of the heady days a half-century ago when Alaska went from U.S.
Territory to State of the Union.
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