Park Offers Final Program in Summer Series in 2012
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Park Offers Final Program in Summer Series
Sitka National Historical Park (August 27, 2012) - Sitka National Historical Park concludes its summer evening program series this week.
Fort Ross:An Overlooked Chapter in Russian American History
Wednesday, August 29th
Many people are surprised to learn that a Russian colony also existed on the northern California coast. Join Ranger Anne Lankenau as she relates the story of this outpost of Russian America - who was there, why they came, what they did, why they left, and the legacy they left behind.
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Did You Know?
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.