Alaska was purchased by the United States from Russia in 1867.
The moose originated from the algonquian.
This is the willow ptarmigan; it is also called a growce.
Myosotis alpestris was chosen to be the state flower in 1949.
Alaska designated the four-spot skimmer dragonfly (Libellula quadrimaculata) as the official state insect in 1995.
"North to the Future" is meant to represent alaska as the promise land.
Alaska is called the last frontier because opportunities and many lightly settled regions, and The "land of the midnight sun", because the sun shines nearly around the clock during Alaskan summers.
The song "Alaska's Flag" was written by Marie Drake. "Alaska's Flag" was made the official state song in 1955.
This is jade ston;e it became the state stone in 1968.
The Picea Sitchensis was made the state tree in 1963
The town called Juneau was founded in 1880
Alaska has two dog sled races a year.
There are 300 earthquakes per day in Anchorage. You can’t feel most of them, but they are there for good reason! These small earthquakes relieve the earth’s pressure, preventing Anchorage from experiencing larger, more destructive earthquakes.
Yukon has 1,875 miles in Alaska and 2,298 total. There are more than 3,000 rivers in the state. The Yukon River ranks third in length of U.S. rivers, behind the Mississippi and Missouri rivers.
Denali, at 20,320 feet, is the tallest mountain in North America. Alaska has 39 mountain ranges containing 17 of the 20 highest peaks in the United States.
The name Aurora Borealis, another title for the Northern Lights, come from two ancient names. Aurora is the Roman god of the dawn; Boreas is the Greek name for the north wind.
The alaska highway, at 1,390 miles and now is 1,700, starts in Canada and ends in Delta junction Alaska.
Mendenhall Glacier is about 13.6 miles long and about 12 miles from downtown Juneau.
Jewel is a singer who grew up in homer, Alaska. She lived on her own by the age of 15 and was a hard worker.
He is a famous dog sled racer. He has racede in the Yukon Quest and the Iditarod. he won both races 4 times each.
Daryn Colledge is a famous football star. He has played for the Packers, the Arizona Cardinals, and Miami Dolphins. He played a total of 141 games total.
The I ce dogs are a part of the North American hockey league; it was founded in 1997.
The UAF Nanooks were founded in 1925.
8,638 students attend University of Alaska Fairbanks. Of its students, 7,533 are undergraduate students and 1,105 are graduate students.
UAA is fully accredited by the Northwest Commission on Colleges and Universities. In addition, many of the colleges and academic programs are individually accredited through professional licensure organizations.