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    Alaska and the 4th of July

    This is a reprise from a 2013 post on this blog. Happy Independence Day! Historically, Alaskans are big on celebrating the 4th of July. Even before we became a state, territorial residents made a point of partying on Independence Day.…

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    Alaska Day History

    Seems like I’ve spent a lot of time talking about my writing life lately–time to get back to Alaska history!   October 18 is Alaska Day. This is the date in 1867 when Russia handed over Alaska to the United…