Seward’s Day Celebrated

Today marks the 146th year since the Alaska Purchase, an event commemorated by Seward’s Day.

 

Secretary of State William Seward signed the purchase after the Civil War for $7.2 million, which was thought to be an extraordinary amount. The purchase added 20 percent more land to the country, and today estimates place Alaska’s value well into the trillions.

 

State employees are enjoying a sunny afternoon to themselves as the holiday is observed

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