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Alaska Day: Just like it was in 1867, and some new traditions

The 9th infantry reenactors at the Alaska Day transfer ceremony on Castle Hill. (KCAW, Rachel Waldholz)

The 9th infantry reenactors at the Alaska Day Transfer Ceremony on Castle Hill. (KCAW, Rachel Waldholz)

On Friday(10/18/13), Steve Dalquist made sure Sitka upheld long-practiced Alaska Day traditions. He started the day early, first by raising the Russian flag on Castle Hill. Then he retrieved the canon that would lead the 9th infantry reenactors in the Alaska Day parade.

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