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Warren G. Harding, the subject of a fascinating article in our upcoming Spring 2024 issue, was the first sitting U.S. president to visit Alaska and Canada, doing so as part of his “Voyage of Understanding” in the summer of 1923.

Harding poses here with his wife, Florence, and Alaska’s territorial governor Scott C. Bones. How cold it was exactly that day we might never know, but it was July. Governor Bones had to have been a little warm wearing that Eskimo “Parka.” 

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