alaska history

Alaska’s most bizarre bank job

It is not clear if the bank cashier told the state policeman, "Point your gun at me," "Please point your gun at me," or, "Would you mind pointing your gun at me?"

Insightful new look at ‘Seward’s Folly’

An outstanding history lesson, “Seward’s Folly” reminds us that America doesn’t exist in a bubble and that even what we have done on our own continent has global ramifications.

Alaska's rough-hewn pioneer judges, lawyers

During Alaska's early days as a state, lawyers wrote their own rules, and their style in the courtroom was often more important than the substance of their argument.

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