Seward, Alaska: Memorial to the Kid who Designed Alaska's Flag

13-year-old orphan Benny Benson had his flag design chosen over 700 others -- then had to wait 32 years before Alaska became a state.
Address:
Seward Hwy., Seward, AK
Directions:
At milepost 1.4 on the Seward Highway. Once you come into Seward, look for the Seward town sign. Turn right into the park where the memorial stands at Dairy Hill Ln.
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Benny Benson Memorial. Benny Benson Memorial

This is memorial to remember the kid who designed the Alaska State flag. He came up with it in 1927 at the age of 13.

[Adam Scott Lankford, 02/22/2007]

Orphan Benny Benson had his flag design chosen over 700 others -- then had to wait 32 years before Alaska became a state.

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