Monday, March 29, 2010

Seward's Day

Alaska state and Juneau city employees had the day off today in honor of Seward’s Day, but it was business as usual for many local businesses, federal employees, and schools. (Pictured here is a look toward the intersection of Seward Street and Front Street)

What is Seward’s Day? In 1867, Secretary of State William H. Seward negotiated with Russia to purchase Alaska for 7.2 million dollars (2 cents an acre). Many disagreed with the decision calling it Seward’s Folly or Seward’s Icebox. Personally, I think he was a great visionary.

1 comment:

Halcyon said...

I like that red building. SO bright and cheerful looking.

Happy Seward's Day!!