Daily Archives: 18 October 2015

Happy Alaska Day

William Seward's globe
A globe owed by William Seward showing “Russia America” over the Territory of Alaska. Photo credit:Krestia DeGeorge/www.adn.com

On this date in 1867, the Territory of Alaska was officially transferred from Russia over to the United States.

The State of Alaska will be closed on Monday; everyone will be in Sitka for a potluck.