On this day in History 3/30

On this day in 1867, Seward’s Folly nets the US vast Russian territory. Secretary of State William Seward purchases 586,412 square miles of land in the far northwest of Russian America. Many say “Seward’s icebox” isn’t worth $7.2 million, but the future state of Alaska will turn out to be a bargain.

Featured image courtesy of Julian Vannerson, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons

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Author: Tom M

Curator @ Echoes of History. Lover of History, Travel, Politics, Music, Space and Haunted Locations. 25 years of experience in Music Industry working at MI5 Recordings & Universal Music Group. Preserving history each moment at a time.

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