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Spielberg's 'Lincoln' a towering achievement

...both for ability and resemblance to their historical counterparts, from major players such as Secretary of State William Seward (David Strathairn) and firebrand Congressman Thaddeus Stevens (Tommy Lee Jones) down to minor characters like...

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Art
Venables to dress as William Seward in Tuesday program

JUNEAU - Monday is the celebrated Seward's Day holiday for government workers, but March 30, 1867, is the day that William Henry Seward finalized the contract to purchase Alaska from Russia, says historian John Venables, of Juneau.

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/032810/nei_597369905.shtml
Neighbors
Centennial Hall turns 20

In 1867, U.S. Secretary of State William Seward bought Alaska from Russia for $7 million. More than a century later, the city of Juneau spent about the same amount to build...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/061903/loc_centhall.shtml
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This Day in History

In Alaska In 1867, Secretary of State William Seward and Baron Stoecki of Russia signed a treaty for the sale of Alaska to the United States. In 1916, on the 49th anniversary of...

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This Day in History

In Alaska In 1867, Secretary of State William Seward and Baron Stoecki of Russia signed the treaty selling Alaska to the United States. In 1916, on the 49th anniversary of the Alaska...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/033005/sta_20050330017.shtml
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This Day in History

In Alaska Sound off on the important issues at In 1867, Secretary of State William Seward and Baron Stoecki of Russia, signed the treaty selling Alaska to the United States. In 1916, on the 49th anniversary of the...

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My Turn: From a 'sucked orange' to ripe for the picking

The State Department has long played a big role in Alaska's history, starting with Secretary of State William Seward's much criticized negotiation of the territory's purchase from Russia in 1867. I have always found New York Tribune editor...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/122107/opi_20071221026.shtml
Opinion
Palin to visit upstate NY community

...Palin will take part in their inaugural Founders Day celebration on June 6. Alaska and Auburn are linked through William Seward, who lived in Auburn and was secretary of state under Presidents Abraham Lincoln and Andrew Johnson. Seward negotiated...

http://www.juneauempire.com/stories/052209/reg_442793795.shtml
Seward's folly goes on celebrating Seward

...s Day State and city governments are closed today in observance of Seward s Day. According to Zachary Kent's "William Seward: the Mastermind of the Alaska Purchase," the Chicago Evening Journal called Alaska "a dreary waste of snow and...

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Some Russians rethink Alaska sale

...America's largest oil field at Prudhoe bay in 1968 were reminders to Russia of how good a deal U.S. Secretary of State William Seward got when he purchased Alaska for the United States. Historian Andrei Znamenski of the University of Memphis has followed...

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