Rogers Decides Alaska was a Pretty Good Buy
BY WILL ROGERS
Aug 13, 1935
10/09/08 at 4:28 PM
Daily Telegram No. 2815
FAIRBANKS, Alaska, Aug. 13. — This Alaska is a great country. If they can just keep from being taken over by the U. S. they got a great future.
This is the greatest aviation-minded city of its size in the world. There is only 30,000 white people in Alaska and there is seventy commercial planes operating every day, in winter on skis.
Edmonton, Canada, is similar for their country run clear to the Arctic. Both countries have developed marvelous pilots. What they need now is a mail line from Seattle up here.
There may be some doubt about the Louisiana purchase being a mistake, but when Seward in '68 bought Alaska for $7,000,000 he even made up for what we had overpaid the Indians for Manhattan Island.
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