Skip to Content
HomeAbout this siteHelpSearch this site The Library of Congress
America's Story from America's LibraryMeet Amazing AmericansJump Back in TimeExplore the StatesJoin America at PlaySee, Hear and Sing
Jump Back in Time Reconstruction (1866-1877)
 
Photo of Independence Mine, Alaska.
Independence Mine, Alaska

Enlarge this image
Purchase of Alaska
March 30, 1867

Ultimately, buying Alaska proved to be a very good move. Major discoveries of gold were made there in the 1880s and 1890s. These discoveries brought attention and people to Alaska. Today, petroleum transported across the state through a pipeline is Alaska's richest mineral resource. Do you know when Alaska became a state?
Back page 3 of 4 Next



Library Of Congress | Legal Notices | Privacy | Site Map | Contact Us