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The art of being an Alaska Day greeter

Alaska Day greeters in 1860s style attire at the Sitka airport. (KCAW photo by Emily Forman)

Alaska Day greeters in 1860s style attire at the Sitka airport. (KCAW photo by Emily Forman)

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.

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