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Yankees in Russian America

The United States did not exist when Russians first claimed Alaska’s coast. But by the time British Captain James Cook entered the inlet... Read more

Why Russia wanted to sell Alaska

The Crimean Peninsula has been in the news again. Oddly enough, that bit of land on the far side of the world, only slightly larger... Read more

What is the Sesquicentennial?

Sesquicentennial is a jawbreaker word, too big even for Scrabble, but it does have a noble ring to it. Its meaning is far simpler: 150th... Read more

World comes to Seldovia to sing

This weekend is the summer solstice. The appropriate audio accompaniment to all that daylight is the Seldovia Summer Solstice Music Festival, slated for today through... Read more

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