Folly or no?  The purchase of Alaska from Russia for 7 million dollars in 1857 was arranged by William H. Seward, who was the U.S. Secretary of State.  Many believed the purchase was a mistake, but the discovery of oil and gold in Alaska after the purchase proved that it wasn't just a hunk of worthless land.  

This soap is a nod to the vast history located in Auburn, NY where Seward called home.  Scented with fragrances of an evergreen forest with hints of anise and orange essential oils. 

Seward's Folly