On this day in 1867, a treaty was signed arranging the purchase of Alaska by the United States from Russia for $7.2 million.
Alaska Day commemorates the 2 cents-per-acre purchase, and in observance, a number of offices and public facilities are closed.
The Kenai Courthouse, public libraries in Kenai and Soldotna and the Division of Motor Vehicles office are closed.
The Alaska Express title and registration facility on the Sterling Highway in Soldotna plans to be open in the morning, but may close early in the afternoon.
The Soldotna and Kenai city halls will be closed, and the Kenai City Clerk office will be open for absentee ballot purposes only.
Kenai Peninsula Borough offices and public schools will be open today, as will central Kenai Peninsula banks and the U.S. Post Office.
The Peninsula Clarion office will be open for business as usual.
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