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|Constitution: 49th State (January
Land of the Midnight Sun"
|Motto: North to the future
|State Tree: Sitka Spruce
|State Song: "Alaska's Flag"
570,833 sq. mi.
|Highest Point: 20,320 feet : Mt.
|Lowest Point: Sea
Level : Pacific Coast
|Largest Cities: Anchorage, *Juneau,
* = Capital
Largest State in the United States
Most Nothern State in the United States
In 1867 U.S. Secretary of State William H. Seward bought Alaska from
Russia for $7.2 million.
Oil is Alaska's main source of income.
US bought Alaska from Russia over 100 years ago for less the 2 cents an
Alaska is the largest state but has the fewest people per square mile.
Alaska is home to Mt. McKinley. At 20,320 feet it is the highest
mountain in the US. It is home to Moose, Elk, Caribou, Bears and
Glacier Bay National Park (17 Glaciers) near Juneau.
Totem Poles: Near Ketchikan and at Sitka National Historical Park (Near
Denali National Park
Katmai National Park
Glacier Bay National Park
Fairbanks North Star
Lake and Peninsula
Prince of Wales
Skagway Yakutat Angoon
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