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This year marks the 150th anniversary of the transfer, and the weeklong Alaska Day Festival will include events held across the state, with most taking place in Sitka.
For more than sixty years, people in Sitka have taken a week in October to commemorate Alaska Day, which marks the transfer of Alaska from Russian control the United States.
Alaska Airlines Alaska Airlines Hosts Statewide Alaska Day Celebrations Oct.
Alaska Airlines on Wednesday said that it is inviting residents across the state to join it in celebrating Alaska Day on 18 October 2011.
Their remarkably succinct words guided us in all of our efforts in serving you and putting you first, and we have done our best to fulfill promises that I made on Alaska Day, 2005, when I first asked for the honor of serving you.
Epitomizing the best in Alaska day cruising are excursions to Kenai Fjords and Prince William Sound.
The Alaska Day Festival takes place in honor of the purchase of Alaska by the United States from Russia in Sitka on October 18, 1867.
Ulmer went on to sing in college musicals, performed in a USO tour to Greenland and Iceland, and after becoming an Alaskan, sang the National Anthem at the Kingdome to open Alaska Day at a Seattle Mariners game in 1994.
Celebrate Alaska Day with films about the Last Frontier, hands-on science, art activities and a theatrical journey to Russian America.
Visitors can indulge in a variety of unique events and festivals, such as the Sitka Summer Music Festival, the Alaska Day Festival, the Whale Fest and a Jazz Festival.
The Southeast town's Alaska Day Festival features a 19th century costume ball complete with keystone cops and a ceremony commemorating the 1867 transfer of Alaska territory from Russia to the United States.
For more information, contact Alaska Day Festival committee member Helen Cunningham, 907-747-6738.

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