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Tracing Alaska’s Russian heritage

Although Russia’s colonization of the territory remains a relatively obscure chapter in world history, the acquisition of Alaska by the administration of President Andrew Johnson has had enormous economic and strategic value for the U.S. In the history of American land deals, it is second in importance only to the Louisiana Purchase
Castle Hill in Sitka - photo courtesy Visit Sitka-William Greer

‘Alaska history is writ large on the landscape in Sitka’

Interview with Jeff Budd Sitka Community Liaison, Alaska’s Sesquicentennial   What does the 150th Sesquicentennial Commemoration means to Alaska? There are specific moments that shape the future beyond anything that could have been foreseen at the time. The Transfer of…
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