From the Archives: Olympia Beer in Alaska

In 1913, the USS Maryland, a US Navy Pennsylvania-class armored cruiser, visited Seward, Alaska as part of her survey mission in the Northern Pacific. On July 13, Maryland’s sailors and band paraded down Main Street. In this photo they are shown marching past The Commerce saloon and restaurant, which proudly featured Olympia beer. Town residents—and one dog—looked on.

Welcoming parade for the USS Maryland. From the collection of the Olympia Tumwater Foundation.
Parade during the USS Maryland visit to Seward.. From the collection of the Olympia Tumwater Foundation.
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