Seward's Icebox was a nickname given to Alaska after Secretary of State William Henry Seward bought it from Russia. The purchase was also nicknamed "Seward's Folly".
Uh your guestion has to be more specific you WALLY.
That would be Alaska.
John Sutter thought he found gold but what he really found was fools gold so his friends called him foolish and he named thins town sutters folly.
quick military action to show the folly of secession.
Sewards Folly was bought from Russia in the 1940s and is now the great big state of Alaska.
Seward's enemies referred to his purchase of the Alaska from the Russian empire as "Seward's Folly."
Alaska Purchase is the correct name, but to Seward's opponents in was called Seward's Folly.
Alaska. Called Sewards Folly
It's not really a landmark. It is the state of Alaska. Secretary of state Seward purchased the territory of Alaska from Russia.
There were a very large group of sceptics that believed that the purchase of Alaska was a blunder. They called it Sewards Folly and Johnson's Icebox.
In 1867 Secratory of state, William, H Seward agreed to purchase Alaska from Russia for 7.2 million. People thought he was crazy and called the land Sewards folly or sewards ice box, until gold was discovered..
It was called Sewards Folly because it was thought there were very few resources there.
Secretary of State, Seward, bought Alaska from the Russians in the 1900's, and most of the American population was outraged that he bought a desolate wasteland for the high price that he paid. The Americans called if "Seward's Folly" because it seemed like a ridiculous deal. But gold was soon discovered in Alaska, and Sweard's purchase was soon respected.
Seward's Folly refers to the purchase of Alaska from Russia in 1867 by Secretary of State William H. Seward. The purchase was criticized because it was thougth foolish to spend so much money (about 7.2 million dollars) on such a remote region.
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