3. Pioneers of Alaska Hall
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3. Pioneers of Alaska Hall, Hobart and Alaska Avenue This two-story structure was a meeting place for the Pioneers of Alaska, Igloo #7 and Women’s Auxiliary #2. It did not relocate to New Valdez. The Pioneers provided civic and social opportunities in Old Town, and preserved the history and fame of the early pioneers, including the town’s founders. The Fraternal Order of the Pioneers, established in Nome, Alaska, in 1907 today includes sixteen men’s and women’s igloos. A criterion for membership requires that you reside in Alaska for twenty years. The Pioneers, long involved in legislating fish and game laws and garnering support for the elderly, also played a key role in bringing Alaska into statehood.