March 30

The U.S. government purchases Alaska from the Russian Empire

March 30, 1867

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    Metaphorical Gold: Mining the Gold Rush for Stories

    Explore the Alaskan Gold Rush by "mining" EDSITEment resources for primary texts and period photographs. Just as writer Jack London discovered "metaphorical gold" in the Yukon, students can search several online databases for period details that will enhance their own narratives based on the Gold Rush era.

President Ronald Reagan shot

March 30, 1981