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I uploaded a photo taken by my Father while he was stationed in Nome during WWII.
Uploaded a photo showing damage to the theater from a 1913 storm.
In 1944 15 year old Alberta Schenck,an usher at the Dream, was fired from her job and jailed for standing up against the theater’s segregated seating and discrimination policies. Her story influenced the passage of the 1945 Anti-Discrimination Act in Alaska which predated the passage of the United States Civil Rights Act of 1964 by almost 20 years.
Is it known how the fire started?
Photo taken late 1945 here: