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Alaska Day

On this date, 150 years ago, the formal transfer of the deed to the Alaska Territory took place at Fort Sitka. In March of 1867, the United States had purchased Alaska for $7.2 million, but it took until October of that same year to get commissioners from both countries to Sitka. 17 more words


Alaska Cruise:  Sitka

We left Glacier Bay and after cruising all night, woke up early the next day in Sitka, a small, rainy, town with a large size and history.  332 more words

Trails And Travels

Alaskan Adventures

Our cruise stopped in three Alaskan ports, which were Juneau, Sitka and Ketchikan, and we spent a day cruising Glacier Bay National Park. We also stopped in Victoria, British Columbia. 1,165 more words

Final Stop - Sitka, AK

Our week-long cruise on Wilderness Discoverer ended in Sitka, a city I had missed on previous trips to Alaska. Yes, we had rain. Then the sun came out until the rain began again. 208 more words


Chinese coins on Tlingit armour

In August, a colleague sent me this photograph from the Canadian War Museum, in Ottawa, with the question “Is it a well-known thing?” 390 more words


Hames Center announces new season of Senior Walking Hours program starting Sept. 5

Seniors, now you can walk your way to better health and connect with friends with the next season of senior walking hours.

Join us from 10-11 a.m. 113 more words


Tongass National Rainforest, Sitka, Alaska, USA

Tongass National Rainforest is the largest national forest in the United States.  Carpeting most of Southeast Alaska, the forest covers roughly 26,566 square miles (68,808 square kilometers), an expansive home to wildlife and a wide assortment of plants and trees.  568 more words

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