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Happy Seward’s Day

Mural painted on the vaulted ceiling of the U.S. Capitol, by Jeffrey Green

Happy Seward’s Day

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.