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Anniversary of purchasing Alaska from Russia #7020615
10/18/20 04:14 PM
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October 18, 1867, Alaska was bought from Russia for 7.2 million dollars! Best deal ever.


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Re: Anniversary of purchasing Alaska from Russia [Re: Gary Benson] #7020617
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It must be worth at least 10 million by now


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Re: Anniversary of purchasing Alaska from Russia [Re: Gary Benson] #7020633
10/18/20 04:29 PM
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Remember we got James in that deal. Any sort of lemon law on that?

Re: Anniversary of purchasing Alaska from Russia [Re: warrior] #7020645
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Originally Posted by warrior
Remember we got James in that deal. Any sort of lemon law on that?

He's from Ohio....

Re: Anniversary of purchasing Alaska from Russia [Re: Gary Benson] #7020647
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Think that Russian America went all the way down the coast to California with Sitka as its capital. I've always wondered what the Pacific Northwest would look like if Russia had competent leadership.

Re: Anniversary of purchasing Alaska from Russia [Re: Pike River] #7020659
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Originally Posted by Pike River
Originally Posted by warrior
Remember we got James in that deal. Any sort of lemon law on that?

He's from Ohio....

but last I heard he was moving to Georgia to be a community organizer or something like that.


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Re: Anniversary of purchasing Alaska from Russia [Re: Gary Benson] #7020663
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Originally Posted by Gary Benson
October 18, 1867, Alaska was bought from Russia for 7.2 million dollars! Best deal ever.

Dutch colonialists bought Manhattan island in 1626 for trinkets worth 60 guilders or about $24. I think we should ask for our money back. While we are at it , how much can we get for L.A. ?


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Re: Anniversary of purchasing Alaska from Russia [Re: Cragar] #7020669
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Originally Posted by Cragar
Originally Posted by Gary Benson
October 18, 1867, Alaska was bought from Russia for 7.2 million dollars! Best deal ever.

Dutch colonialists bought Manhattan island in 1626 for trinkets worth 60 guilders or about $24. I think we should ask for our money back. While we are at it , how much can we get for L.A. ?

Mexico said they would take it if we would give it to them and take 20 million more illegals.


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Re: Anniversary of purchasing Alaska from Russia [Re: Gary Benson] #7020673
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So what happened to the Lenape Tribe after they sold Manhattan Island? Did they retire in Florida?


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Re: Anniversary of purchasing Alaska from Russia [Re: Gary Benson] #7020715
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Originally Posted by Gary Benson
So what happened to the Lenape Tribe after they sold Manhattan Island? Did they retire in Florida?

They opened a casino......lol crazy


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Re: Anniversary of purchasing Alaska from Russia [Re: Gary Benson] #7020769
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Stewart’s folley I believe they called it.


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Re: Anniversary of purchasing Alaska from Russia [Re: 160user] #7020779
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Originally Posted by 160user
Stewart’s folley I believe they called it.

"Sewards Folley",,and the Erie canal was" Clintons Ditch".Got Louisianna from the French in 1803 for $18 per square mile.

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Re: Anniversary of purchasing Alaska from Russia [Re: Cragar] #7020784
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Originally Posted by Cragar
Originally Posted by Gary Benson
October 18, 1867, Alaska was bought from Russia for 7.2 million dollars! Best deal ever.

Dutch colonialists bought Manhattan island in 1626 for trinkets worth 60 guilders or about $24. I think we should ask for our money back. While we are at it , how much can we get for L.A. ?

We got a lot of property from them for shiny beads and whiskey.Im not big on shiny beads but I like me some good whiskey.

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Re: Anniversary of purchasing Alaska from Russia [Re: 160user] #7020792
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Originally Posted by 160user
Stewart’s folley I believe they called it.

It took nearly a hundred years to realize it had value

Re: Anniversary of purchasing Alaska from Russia [Re: Gary Benson] #7020852
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That whiskey thing is still popular today. The little 1 oz bottles are all over the park on the ground.


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Re: Anniversary of purchasing Alaska from Russia [Re: Gary Benson] #7020855
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Originally Posted by Gary Benson
That whiskey thing is still popular today. The little 1 oz bottles are all over the park on the ground.

Check out the prices on some cheaper types of alcohol. The nips (50ml) bottles are actually cheaper than the full size per OZ/ml. Just sayin.....


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Re: Anniversary of purchasing Alaska from Russia [Re: Gary Benson] #7020870
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I don't know hard liquor at all. Busch Light is all I can handle. laugh


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