WATCH: Recognizing Seward’s Day here in Alaska
ANCHORAGE, Alaska (KTUU) - On the last Monday of March, the state celebrates Seward’s Day.
The day commemorates the purchase of Alaska from Russia in 1867. The U.S bought Alaska for $7.2 million. Then Secretary of state William H. Seward was prominent in the purchase, which at the time was known as “Seward’s Folly.”
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