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Welcome to Alaska

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JENNIFER GRANT

on 28 May 2014

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Transcript of Welcome to Alaska

Historic Location
Political Location
The governor of Alaska is Sean Parnell ( Republican)
Geographic Location
Choice Location
Interesting facts about Alaska
Maps of Alaska
Political map
Economic Location
Welcome to Alaska
The Gold rush of 1898 resulted in a lot
more than 30,000 people. Since then Alaska has contributed millions of dollars for the economy.
Kenai river
The Kenai river was found by a Russian
explorer in 1848.
Alaska's economy grows by it's natural
resources.
There is a bunch of coal, and Alaska is the largest producer of zinc (used in metal products, batteries, paint, and sun block) in the country.
Alaska has very little , ranking last in the nation in number of farms and value of farm products. The state's best land is in its South central region, in the Matanuska Valley North of Anchorage and the Tanana Valley (around Fairbanks). The state's most valuable farm resources are greenhouse and dairy products and potatoes.
Red Dog mine Alaska
State Abbreviation: AK
Capital: Juneau
Alaska's capital building
temperate rainforests
A place in Alaska called tundra has no trees for miles and frozen ground where little can grow. More than 80 percent of all active volcanoes in the United States are found in Alaska.
Many tours and activities around Alaska's biggest attraction: nature. Alaska offers world-class ocean and freshwater fishing; flightseeing over vast, undeveloped, and rugged landscapes; wildlife and glacier cruises along the coast; hiking, biking, rafting, and kayaking; sightseeing tours and remote locations; and demonstrations of historical traditions and cool culture.
Glacier cruises
Sitka spruce is Alaska's state tree
Alaska's state flower is the alpine forget-me-not
The moose was the official Alaska land mammal in 1998
Willow Ptarmigan is Alaska's state bird
Alaska's Flag Written by Marie DrakeComposed by Elinor Dusenbury is the state song
Alaska has an estimated 100,000 glaciers,
Alaska has 6,640 miles of coastline and, including islands, has 33,904 miles of shoreline.
There are more than 70 potentially active volcanoes in Alaska.
On March 27 1964 North America's strongest recorded earthquake, with a moment magnitude of 9.2 rocked Alaska.
Over a third of all vacation/pleasure visitors found the weather better than expected. During the summer, average daytime temperatures throughout the state range from the 60s to the 90s.
Weather map
Wildlife map
Rainfall map
Road trip distance
Red dog mine to Kenai river = 750 miles
Kenai river to Alaska's capital building = 1,007 miles
Alaska's capital building to temperate rain forests = 8.0 miles
Temperate rain forests to the Glacier cruise = 2,294 miles
Glacier cruise to WCE = 3,210 miles
Total distance: 7,341 miles
Population: 731,449
Video Time !!!!
The kenai river has lots of mountains.
Thanks for watching
By:Emma Pare'
Earthquakes happen too. About five thousand happen every year.
Alaska is the biggest state in the United states
Alaska usually has cold weather.
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