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My Turn: Reasons to be excited for ski season have someone accompany them for free on three holidays (New Year's Day, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Seward's Day), and allows those who bought a pass last year who chose not to buy one this year to ski for free on these same three...
My Turn: A man to be remembered

...million. Final negotiations lasted all night and the treaty was signed on the morning of March 30, 1867 (now called Seward's Day). The U.S. Senate in special session approved the purchase 10 days later by a margin of only one vote. Formal...
Beloved historical re-enactor John Venables dies

...Wickersham to educate people on Alaska's path to statehood. He was a staple of Juneau's celebrations of Alaska Day, Seward's Day and other Alaska holidays.In recent years, Venables pushed for placement of a larger-than-life statue of Seward...
Friday's Sound and Motion to focus on Treasures from the State Film Library

...our town produced by the late National Geographer photographer and Juneau resident Amos Burg; and, just in time for Seward's Day March 31, Elmer Rasmussen discusses America's purchase of Alaska from Russia in an episode of the "Heritage of...
In the Stacks: New adult nonfiction

...of Muir's most thrilling Alaskan adventures.Monday, March 31, all public libraries will be closed in honor of Seward's Day.For more information, visit or call 586-5249.
Historian tells the story behind Alaska Day

...Alaska was first purchased.' No, the contract was purchased, was negotiated on March 30, 1867, why we celebrate Seward's Day, the other state holiday."Here's that story, in his own words:"The United States and Russia had been talking...
Local | 100 Anniversary
Southeast Sagas: Buying the 'icebox' got Seward little credit in Sitka, the capital of Russian America, on October 18, 1867. The raising of the Stars and Stripes marked the end of 126 years of tsarist exploration and rule on the North American continent. And thus we celebrate Seward's Day.
Juneau Empire Story Archive

Celebrating Seward's Day By August Martin On the day Alaska...Letter by August Martin Celebrating Seward's Day 032700 Oped 4 The Juneau Empire...Martin Home>Archives> Celebrating Seward's Day 27° AP Video and News ...
Juneau Empire Story Archive business Home>Archives> Business calendar Business calendar This week in business THE JUNEAU EMPIRE Monday Seward's Day, all city offices closed. Special Assembly Meeting re: ordinance 99-04 immediately followed by a committee of...
Juneau libraries hosting March events

...share and see what others are reading. The Downtown and Douglas libraries will be closed on March 28 in observation of Seward's Day. The Mendenhall Mall location will be open from noon to 5 p.m. For more information about library events, visit...


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