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Alaska Presentation

  1. 1. Alaska entered the Unionon January 3, 1959 asthe 49th state.
  2. 2.  Alaska is the biggest state in the US. How Big are they? 586,400 Square Miles of land area. 2 times the size of Texas Alaska has 29 volcanoes 33,000 miles of coastline 1,400 miles from North to South 2,700 miles from East to West Over ½ of the world’s Glaciers 55 miles east of Russia Coastlines on 3 different seas: Arctic Ocean, Pacific Ocean & Bering Sea. If laid on top of the continental US, Alaska would reach from the coast of California to Florida.
  3. 3.  State Capital – Juneau Juneau is accessible only by sea or air. Cars and trucks are transported to and from Juneau by barge or ferry. Largest City – Anchorage Record High Temperature: +100 in 1915 Record Low Temperature: –80 in 1971 High tides of 37 feet Snow: 24 hours – 62 inches 1 year – 974 inches Tallest Mountain in North America – Mount Denali / Mt. McKinley – 20,320 feet Great natural resources of gold, jade and oil. Purchased from Russia in 1867 for under 2 cents per acre.

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