|Text on Button||Alaska Purchase Centennial 1867-1967|
Yellow text on a blue circle on a white background. A brown Alaskan totem pole with a yellow star, blue flag with stars and a mountain in the middle of the blue circle.
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The Alaska Purchase Centennial was held in 1967 to commemorate the purchase of Alaska from Russia. The United States purchased Alaska on March 30th, 1867 for $7.2 million. The highlight of the celebration was the Alaska 67 Exposition, held from May 27th to September 10th of 1967, at Alaskaland, what is now Pioneer Park, in Fairbanks, Alaska. The main tourist attractions at Alaskaland showed historical Alaska exhibits that included a mining valley where visitors could pan for gold as well as models of Eskimo and Indian villages. Major events were also held in Juneau, Sitka, Anchorage, Kodiak, Nenana, and Skagway. Alaska’s state motto “North to the Future" was adopted in 1967 for the centennial.