AdventureFrom the first humans to cross the Bering Land Bridge to thosewho came after, all hada daring, can-do spirit.From explorers to gold miners to teachers tofarmers, each of these fearless folks shapedAlaska and you can stillsee their impact today.
A few special things about Alaska…
But Anchorage is the largest city. Tulsa has about 100,000 more people than Anchorage.
Juneau is the Capital
Tallest Mountain in NA –Over 20,000 feet 20,000 feet
Biggest Quake – Good Friday 1964 9.2 on Richter scale
Wrangell-St. Elias National Park is more than 13 million square miles, six times bigger than Yellowstone.
Coldest of Cold The coldest temperature ever recorded in the United States was in Alaska. On January 23, 1971, the temperature dropped to -79.8 at Prospect Creek. Thats only one degree warmer than the coldest temperature ever in North America. On February 3, 1947, the thermometer at Snag in the Yukon hit -81.4 degrees Fahrenheit. The coldest temperature recorded in the world is -129F at Vostok, Antarctica on July 21, 1983.
Juneau, Alaska is the cloudiest place in the U.S. Anchorage tied Hilo, Hawaii for the #2 spot at 41%.
Wind In Alaska youll find the windiest places and the least windy. Talkeetna ties Medford, Oregon for the lowest annual wind speed of 4.8 mph.
Yakutat, Alaska holds the record for the rainiest place in the United States. It averages more than 160 inches each year.
The Eagles have landed. Some 4,000 eagles come to the Chilkat River near Haines in November to feed on a late run of salmon there.
Most active volcanoes in U.S. 80% of all active volcanoes and 10% of all the volcanoes in the world are located in Alaska.
Largest state park in the UnitedStates: Wood-Tikchik State Parkin southwestern Alaska is 1.6million acres.
Sport: Dog Mushing
Big DipperDesigned by BennyBenson who won astate-wide contest in1926. The Big Dipperand the North Star—eight stars of gold--stand for the sky and thestate flower.
Glaciers Greatest concentration of glaciers in the US: Nearly 30,000square miles or 5% of the state iscovered by glaciers.