AlaskaAlaska is an icy cold place nicknamed“ The Last Frontier “. Besides Hawaii,Alaska is the only state that borders noother U.S. states. Alaskas population is732,298 and it is the biggest state inland area!
Alaska contdThe state motto of Alaska is“North to the Future”The capital city is Juneau and eventhough it has a population of around31,000 , it still is larger than the state ofRhode island! The states national sport isdog mushing.
49th State of the U.S.
Flag The Alaskan flag wasmade by BennyBenson from Seward ina 1927 flag contest. Heused 8 gold stars in theshape of the big dipperwith a navy backround.
Symbols Alaska has many symbols, such as the stateflower, known as the Forget-me-not. Also wehave the Sitka Spruce, the Willow Ptarmigan,the Four-spot Skimmer Dragonfly, and the flag.the national gem is jade and the mineral is gold.
Geographical landmarksAlaska has many geographicallandmarks such as the Yukon River,the Copper River, the BecharofLake, the Clark Lake, and a giganticmountain named Mt. McKinley!
Famous natives and residentsThe state of Alaska is home to manyfamous people such as Virgil F. Partch,cartoonist, Joe Juneau, prospector, andSydney Lawrence, painter.
IndustryThe ten major industries of Alaska aretimber, oil, gold, fur, fishing, hunting,tourism, government, transportation,and scientific research. Alaskasindustry also includes lots of seafood.
GovernmentAlaska is a republican state depending onits selling of natural resources ( mostlyseafood) to have a good economy. It has agovernment very much like the united statesincluding the three branches of government,and they have a leader, Sean Parnell.
Famous or historical eventsHere are 5 famous events in Alaskathat happened around 1798-1989. the1867 purchase of Alaska by the U.S,the first Alaskan gold rush, the 1912declaration as a territory, the Japaneseinvasion in 1942, and the discovery ofoil in 1964.
ConclusionI think that Alaska would be a very niceplace to live because of the historiclandmarks, the orderly government, and theproud history. Also Alaska is actually reallydifferent from Florida, but we still have somesimilarities that keep us together.
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