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This is a presentation on the state of Alaska. Information in this slide contains facts from history to geographical features and tourist attractions to major colleges and cities.

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Alaska

  1. 1. Alaska By: Ben Snouffer & Anthony Weaver Business Presentations October 9th, 2013
  2. 2. Table of Contents Alaska Map Basic Information History I History II Geographical Location Climate Tourist Attractions Major Industries Major Cities Natural Resources Alaska State Symbols Major Colleges Famous Natives Volcanoes Citations I Citations II
  3. 3. Basic Information ● Juneau http://www.schooltube.com/video/9162 d9f75c26419189a7/Alaska's%20Flag ● The Last Frontier ● Population of 731,449 ● 54% of United States
  4. 4. History ● Purchased from Russia for $7.2 million dollars (2 cents an acre) ● 49th state ● Largest state of the United States
  5. 5. History ● In 1968 an oil reservoir was found in Prudhoe Bay, on the Arctic coast ● The deposit was estimated to take up 10 billion barrels of oil ● Led to the making of the Trans-Alaskan pipeline
  6. 6. Geographical Location ● Extreme Northwest of the North American continent ● Coordinates of the center of Alaska are 152°28” 2’W 64°43” 9’N ● 586,412 square miles
  7. 7. Climate ● Summer can be anywhere from 60-80 degrees fahrenheit ● Snowfall varies in Alaska ● Average of 79 inches in Anchorage. ● From November to January Alaska is completely dark
  8. 8. Tourist Attractions ● The Alaska Zoo ● The Aurora Borealis or Northern lights ● Earthquake Park
  9. 9. Major Industries ● Animal and Mineral Resources ● Dairy, crabs, fish, forestry, fur, etc… ● Mining ● Ecotourism
  10. 10. Major Cities ● Anchorage-295,570 People ● Juneau-35,556 People ● Fairbanks-32,312 People ● Ketchikan-8,119 People
  11. 11. Alaska State Symbols ● ● ● ● ● Animal: Moose Bird: Alaska Willow Ptarmigan Fish: King Salmon Flower: Wild Native Forget-Me-Not Motto: “North to the future”
  12. 12. Natural Resources ● Oil, natural gas,mining and other natural resources, fish and game ● Forestry mainly of Hemlock and Sitka spruce.
  13. 13. Major Colleges ● University of Alaska Anchorage ● University of Alaska Fairbanks ● University of Alaska Southeast ● Alaska Pacific University
  14. 14. Famous Natives ● Sarah Palin ● Balto ● Joe Juneau
  15. 15. Volcanoes ● Over 100 volcanoes ● Make up 80% of all active volcanoes in the U.S. ● Active since last 2 million years.
  16. 16. Citations www.wildalaskatravel.com www.en.wikepedia.org www.destination360.com www.toursaver.com www.planningyournexttrip.com www.worldatlas.com www.travel.nationalgeographic.com www.en.wikipedia.org www.awesomealaska.com www.uaa.alaska.edu
  17. 17. Citations www.en.wikipedia.org www.askville.amazon.com www.research.stlouisfed.org www.alaskaphotographics.com www.flickriver.com

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