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    Sitka

    National Historical Park Alaska

Bear in Park

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Date: July 19, 2011

CONFIRMED BEAR ACTIVITY IN SITKA NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK

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Historic photo of Castle Hill

The transfer of Alaska from Russia took place in Sitka. On October 18, 1867, the Russian flag was lowered on Castle Hill, home of Alaska's Russian governors, the American flag was raised, and a brief exchange of statements completed the transfer of Alaska to the United States.