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"Give Alaska home rule and it will solve the great problems of the country," says Gifford Pinchot, who has returned from his trip to Alaska. "There is a fashion now of depreciating the resources of Alaska," said he. "They used to say they were of great value, but now they say they were exaggerated and are not much worth taking. But my impression of Alaska is that it is enormously rich and worth while. It will make one of the most valuable resources of the United States. Alaska is going to make an immense contribution not only in a material way, but in hardy manhood and womanhood."

"I found Alaska a country of great mineral and agricultural possibilities; indeed, I should go farther and say a country of great mineral and agricultural probabilities, needing development, ready for development, and inviting development, but held back chiefly by inadequate transportation facilities and inadequate laws," said Secretary of the Interior Fisher, who recently made a trip to Alaska.

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