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Xavier Tao

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Transcript of Alaska

Alaska- Nickname: "The Last Frontier"
Sitka, AK
Alaska Day Festival is held in Sitka, Alaska annually to commemorate the signing of the Alaska Purchase in 1867 from the Russians.
The Sitka Spruce, or Picea sitchensis, is named after the community of it located here.
Point Hope, AK
Mount McKinley
Mount McKinley is the tallest mountain in North America, located in Alaska
Anchorage, AK
Anchorage is the largest city in Alaska.
Ketchikan, AK
The Alaska Marine Highway System's Headquarters is located in Ketchikan, Alaska. The AMHS is a ferry operated by the government of Alaska. It serves as a ferry or transport for those traveling to the US mainland without going through Canada. It is recognized as a "US Federal Highway" thus earning its title, the "Marine Highway".
Juneau, AK
Juneau, the state capital is located in the southeast region of Alaska
Point Hope, Alaska is the closest part of Alaska to Russia
Fairbanks, AK
The tourism of the city of Fairbanks, Alaska, is centered on seeing the popular Aurora Borealis, or Northern Lights in the winter
The flag of Alaska is blue because it represents the fields of forget-me-nots and the year-round blue skies
The Klondike Gold Rush, in 1896 to 1899, attracted prospectors all over the world hoping to find gold
A Map of Alaska
Alaska is the northernmost area of the United States
Wonders of Alaska
Wild Alaska
The State Representatives of Alaska
Motto: North to the Future
Bird: Willow Ptarmigan
Fish: King Salmon
Flower: Forget-me-not
Fossil: Woolly Mammoth
Gem: Jade
Insect: Four-spot skimmer dragonfly
Land mammal: Moose
Marine mammal: Bowhead Whale
Mineral: Gold
Song: "Alaska's Flag"
Sport: Dog Mushing
Tree: Sitka Spruce
Dog: Alaskan Malamute
Fun Facts that has to do with us
Juneau (Alaska's Capital) is about 2,953 miles away from Carmel Valley taking I-5N and 3,189 miles away from Carmel Valley taking I-15N. Both approximately take 58-59 hours driving.

Both of the above routes need to cross Canada, and then take a ferry on the Alaska Marine Highway to Juneau.

Anchorage is about 3,505 miles away from Carmel Valley. A drive will take 63 hours.

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