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Alexander Baranov: Evolution in Leadership
Lecture and Book Signing


September 16, 2004

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Ketchikan, Alaska - Alexander Baranov was a great leader in Alaska's history. For twenty-eight years, from 1790 to 1818, he was Chief Manager of the Russian American Company. He planned and oversaw the Company's operations over a vast expanse of the North American coast, ranging from the far Aleutians to Fort Ross, in Northern California. Though he did not officially represent the Russian government, he conducted affairs of state on an international level. Americans referred to him as the "Governor of Alaska."

Juneau authors Elton and Allan Engstrom, authors of the recently published book, Alexander Baranov and a Pacific Empire, will speak about the life of this remarkable man at a lecture and book signing on Wednesday, September 22nd, at the Ted Ferry Civic Center at 7:00 pm. The public is invited to attend and meet the Engstroms. Copies of their book will be available for purchase and signing.

This free program is presented by the Tongass Historical Society.




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Tongass Historical Society


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