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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…

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    Alaska Day

    Happy Alaska Day! Here is a reprise of a post I first ran in 2013. October 18 is Alaska Day. This is the date in 1867 when Russia handed over Alaska to the United States. The ceremony took place in…