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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. They also woke up eleven days in the future. The purchase of Alaska was not an easy sell for anyone. Russia wanted to offload the frozen territory in the 1850s. [...]
Posted by Rob Crotty on October 18, 2010, under - Civil War, Myth or History.
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