What am celebrating on tattoo Tuesday?

October 18, 2016


“… in Sitka, Alaska, on October 18, 1867, the great land of Alaska was transferred from Russia to the United States.

The Russian Double Eagle was lowered for the last time, and the Stars and Stripes made their first appearance over Alaskan soil in a ceremony formalizing the transfer of the territory of Alaska from Tsarist Russia to the United States of America at the incredible purchase price of approximately two cents per acre.”

ref. Alaska Day Festival

I suggest celebrating with a . . .


Or, get a tattoo . . .



  1. Kodiak is the big island to the right of her shoulder blade and Adak is way out on the right but not so far as the end of the Aleutians. People don’t remember that Sewards’s folly was bought from Russia. We also cleaned up on the Gadsen Purchase and ripped off Napolean when he was desperate for cash.

    • It turned out to be a good deal.

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