In the days leading up to Alaska Day, TSA employees aren’t the only ones in uniform at Sitka’s Airport. There is also a committed group of ladies dressed in 1860s style day dresses. The hoop skirts, petticoats and decorative hats let you know that they share the same mission: getting visitors psyched for Alaska Day.
The art of being an Alaska Day greeter
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