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July 2014

Come Share an Anniversary with Alaska
  • A group of Russian dancers pose for a photograph

    150 years since the Purchase of Alaska

    The modern state of Alaska first took shape nearly 150 years ago, when the United States bought Alaska from Russia in 1867. We’re planning the 150th anniversary celebration in 2017...

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  • Two domes from a Russian Orthodox church in Dutch Harbor

    Fifteen years since the Friendship Flight

    In 2013, Alaskans commemorated the 15-year anniversary of the opening of the border between Alaska and Russia. The first "Friendship Flight" on Alaska Airlines across the Bering Strait took place in in June of 1998...

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  • 50th anniversary of the Wilderness Act

    In 1964, President Lyndon Johnson signed the Wilderness Act, designating 9.1 million acres of federal land as wilderness ...

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  • Anchorage, Alaska's largest city

    Anchorage turns 100

    Alaska’s largest city, Anchorage, kicks off its centennial celebration in 2013 with museum exhibits and celebrations of all kinds. Originally established in...

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