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ALASKA

 

6/20  1867 President Andrew Johnson announced purchase of Alaska.

 

6/20 1885 A band of Moravian missionaries landed on the AK shores founding the Bethel Mission.  (During their 1st year of mission work among Eskimoes temperatures dropped to -50; their housing was makeshift at best.)

 

6/20 1977 oil began flowing down the 48” diameter, 800 mile long pipeline from Prudhoe Bay.

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