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The following important events in the history of Alaska affected political boundaries, record keeping, and family movements.
 
The following important events in the history of Alaska affected political boundaries, record keeping, and family movements.
  
'''1783:  '''Russian fur traders established the first white settlement on Kodiak Island.
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'''1783:'''Russian fur traders established the first white settlement on Kodiak Island.
  
'''1804: ''' Sitka was permanently founded by the Russians. It served as Alaska's capital until 1906, when the capital was moved to Juneau.
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'''1804:''' Sitka was permanently founded by the Russians. It served as Alaska's capital until 1906, when the capital was moved to Juneau.
  
'''1824-1828'''<nowiki>:  In treaties with the United States and Great Britain, Russia agreed to recognize latitude 54° 40 N as Alaska's southern boundary and longitude 141° W as the eastern boundary. Further boundary adjustments between Alaska and British Columbia were made in 1903.</nowiki>
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'''1824-1828'''<nowiki>: In treaties with the United States and Great Britain, Russia agreed to recognize latitude 54° 40 N as Alaska's southern boundary and longitude 141° W as the eastern boundary. Further boundary adjustments between Alaska and British Columbia were made in 1903.</nowiki>
  
'''1867:  '''The United States purchased Alaska from Russia.
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'''1867:'''The United States purchased Alaska from Russia.
  
'''1884:  '''Congress passed the first Organic Act, providing a governor and federal courts for Alaska.
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'''1884:'''Congress passed the first Organic Act, providing a governor and federal courts for Alaska.
  
'''1896:  '''The Klondike gold strike started a rush to the Canadian Yukon Territory. Gold was discovered at Nome in 1899 and at Fairbanks in 1902.
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'''1896:'''The Klondike gold strike started a rush to the Canadian Yukon Territory. Gold was discovered at Nome in 1899 and at Fairbanks in 1902.
  
'''1912: ''' Congress passed the second Organic Act, establishing Alaska as a U.S. territory and providing for a territorial legislature.
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'''1912:''' Congress passed the second Organic Act, establishing Alaska as a U.S. territory and providing for a territorial legislature.
  
'''1959: ''' Alaska became a state.
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'''1959:''' Alaska became a state.
  
 
An especially helpful source for studying the history of Alaska is William R. Hunt, ''Alaska: A Bicentennial History'' (New York, NY: W. W. Norton &amp; Company, 1976; FHL book 979.8 H2hu).
 
An especially helpful source for studying the history of Alaska is William R. Hunt, ''Alaska: A Bicentennial History'' (New York, NY: W. W. Norton &amp; Company, 1976; FHL book 979.8 H2hu).
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http://www.akhistorycourse.org/
 
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[[Category:Alaska]]

Revision as of 03:21, 20 January 2008

The following important events in the history of Alaska affected political boundaries, record keeping, and family movements.

1783:Russian fur traders established the first white settlement on Kodiak Island.

1804: Sitka was permanently founded by the Russians. It served as Alaska's capital until 1906, when the capital was moved to Juneau.

1824-1828: In treaties with the United States and Great Britain, Russia agreed to recognize latitude 54° 40 N as Alaska's southern boundary and longitude 141° W as the eastern boundary. Further boundary adjustments between Alaska and British Columbia were made in 1903.

1867:The United States purchased Alaska from Russia.

1884:Congress passed the first Organic Act, providing a governor and federal courts for Alaska.

1896:The Klondike gold strike started a rush to the Canadian Yukon Territory. Gold was discovered at Nome in 1899 and at Fairbanks in 1902.

1912: Congress passed the second Organic Act, establishing Alaska as a U.S. territory and providing for a territorial legislature.

1959: Alaska became a state.

An especially helpful source for studying the history of Alaska is William R. Hunt, Alaska: A Bicentennial History (New York, NY: W. W. Norton & Company, 1976; FHL book 979.8 H2hu).

Web Sites

http://fairbanks-alaska.com/alaska-history.htm

http://kodiakisland.net/timeline.html

http://www.infoplease.com/ipa/A0108178.html

http://www.akhistorycourse.org/