- Eager Russian fur traders wasted no time after learning of the superb furs awaiting them in the newfound region.
Drawing of Sitka in 1805
Drawing of Sitka in 1805 shows ships in the harbor and buildings beyond. From: Lisianski, Urey,
A Voyage Round the World
, in the years 1803-06. Alaska State Library, Alaska Purchase Centennial Collection.
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