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Daemon
Posted: Monday, March 31, 2014 12:00:00 AM
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Seward's Day

When William Henry Seward, Secretary of State for U.S. President Andrew Johnson, signed the treaty authorizing the purchase of Alaska from Czarist Russia for $7 million on March 30, 1867, most Americans thought he was crazy. But public opinion quickly changed when gold was discovered in the region, and its natural gas, coal, and oil reserves, in addition to its seafood and lumber industries, have proved to be far more valuable than its gold. Unfortunately, Seward did not live to see his foresight commemorated as a legal holiday in the state of Alaska. More...
Ray41
Posted: Monday, March 31, 2014 6:23:01 AM

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Think It is very old adage that you cannot go wrong buying/investing in real estate.
If Seward was crazy, then he was as crazy as a fox (which is renown for it's cunning).
curmudgeonine
Posted: Monday, March 31, 2014 8:54:49 AM

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Alaska was known as Seward's Folly, was it not?
Haz
Posted: Monday, March 31, 2014 10:01:36 AM

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Should be the Russian's folly for selling it in the first place. Tsk.
jacobusmaximus
Posted: Monday, March 31, 2014 10:10:29 AM

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Seward must have known that they were not making land any moreWhistle
monamagda
Posted: Monday, March 31, 2014 11:56:22 AM

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Visionary minds always have been interpreted as silly or crazy. Only time and history may do justice to these minds.
philânderos
Posted: Monday, March 31, 2014 6:50:42 PM

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Has there been any efforts by Russia to recover Alaska?
Marguerite
Posted: Monday, March 31, 2014 9:47:07 PM

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There was a Jewish community in Alaska that immigrated from Russia and its pogroms. America is lucky to have Alaska: let's hope the corporations don't destroy it.
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