On this day in history, President Dwight D. Eisenhower signed the Alaska Statehood Act into law in 1958. The act became effective on January 3, 1959. As part of the Act, Alaska was granted more than 100 million acres of public land.
Featured here, the beautiful lands along the Dalton Highway in Alaska.
Photos by Bob Wick, Wilderness Specialist for the BLM’s National Conservation Lands