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Alaska to Celebrate 60 Years of Statehood

Just when you’re recovering from New Year’s Eve it will be time for another party….

  • December 31, 2018

Just when you’re recovering from New Year’s Eve it will be time for another party. That’s because January 3rd is when Alaska celebrates 60 years of statehood:

From the U.S. Census Bureau:

“The United States acquired the area of Alaska by purchase from Russia in 1867, with generally the same boundary as the present state. The formal boundary between the southeastern portion of Alaska and Canada was settled by treaty in 1903. Alaska Territory was organized on August 24, 1912.

“Alaska was not enumerated in the 1870 census even though the area was part of the United States. Census data for Alaska are available beginning with the 1880 census.

So mark your calendar now. And prepare to “pace yourself” on New Year’s Eve, because the party will just be getting started.

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