Day 86 – The Seward’s Day Spoon

Happy Seward’s Day, Alaska! 

This legal state holiday, observed on the last Monday in March each year, takes its name from William H. Seward, who, as Secretary of State, negotiated the purchase of Alaska from Russia 150 years ago on March 30, 1867*. 

To celebrate Alaska’s sesquicentennial, here’s a spoon with a little enamel Alaska flag at the very top, courtesy of my mother-in-law, Margie, who still lives there.

*Seward’s Day should not be confused with Alaska Day, which marks the formal transfer of control of Alaska from Russia to the United States.