This Day in History

Posted: Sunday, August 10, 2003

In Alaska

• In 1799, Czar Paul I granted the first charter to the Russian-American Company.

• In 1877, Dr. Sheldon Jackson arrived in Wrangell on his first visit to Alaska.

• In 1959, 40 high-schoolers from Cordova to Bethel began the first summer science seminar ever held in Alaska. The three-week seminar was designed to increase interest in science by contact between high school students and working scientists.





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