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Baranov Museum Celebrates Transfer of Alaska to the United States

Baranov Museum. (Photo by J. Stephen Conn / Flickr) Kayla Desroches/KMXT Wednesday marked the 150th anniversary of the transfer of Alaska from Russia to the United States. Baranov Museum collections manager Michael Bach says many people have referred to the 1867 purchase as Seward’s Folly. “It was viewed as a mistake and there’s contention because at that time it wasn’t …

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