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.

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Just a basic, down to Earth, laid back type of guy here, who loves the outdoors, the indoors, jazz on the turntable, a fire in the woodstove, the northern lights blazing across the sky, and the company of good friends. View all posts by icefogger

2 responses to “Happy Alaska Day

  • Larry Janicsek

    Mike, What are you taking to the potluck?? Seeing you’re now a UW Alum you might want to consider a casserole made with bratwurst and a good five year old WI cheddar & a couple bottles of Spotted Cow for flavor. Oops–forgot–no Spotted Cow outside of the Badger State unless I take some to Knoxvegas. How about UNO– 4 straight wins on the road. The grand opening this weekend of their new arena should be big in the city Peyton Manning and Warren Buffett made famous.

    • icefogger

      I cooked up a nice badger hot dish that I’m going to bring, along with some Silver Bay IPA from Baranof Island Brewing. Should be a hit.

      Yes, Tom is thrilled with UNO’s start. Should be a great opening series at the new rink against NoDak.

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