• William Henry Seward, source U. S. Department of State

    Happy Seward’s Day!

    Seward’s Day is usually held on the last Monday of March, so I’m going to wish you a happy Seward’s Day today! On March 30, 1867, the United States purchased Alaska from Russia. William H. Seward was the person chiefly…

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    Happy Alaska Day!

    We are celebrating the 150th anniversary of the purchase of Alaska this year. You can see some events at the Alaska Historical Society website at http://alaskahistoricalsociety.org/about-ahs/150treaty/calendar/. For more about the holiday, here is a reprise of a post I first ran…