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Quotation by Willis Goldbeck
We're for statehood. We want statehood because statehood means the protection of our farms and our fences; and it means schools for our children; and it means progress for the future.
Willis Goldbeck (1900–1979), U.S. screenwriter, James Warner Bellah, co-scenarist, and John Ford. Ransom Stoddard (James Stewart), The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance, speaking at the territorial convention for statehood (1962).
Based on a story by Dorothy M. Johnson.
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