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Facial Hair Friday: From Russia With Love

Today’s post comes from Gregory Marose, an intern in the National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications. When Russia sold the Alaska territory to the United States in 1867, Czar Alexander II did not take part in the negotiations. Could … Continue reading

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Seward’s time-traveling folly

Today’s post comes from National Archives Office of Strategy and Communications staff writer Rob Crotty. One hundred forty three years ago today, the people of Alaska went to bed under the Russian flag, and awoke under the Stars and Stripes. … Continue reading

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