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Transcript of Alaska Presentation
Alaska was the 49th state to join the United States.
Many settlers came with the expectation that the territory would follow the path of the western states to official state status.
In 1940, 1,000 of the 75,000 people were in the military.
The Klondike Gold Rush of 1897 to 1898, was the first event to garner significant exposure for the Great White North.
Alaska was just too remote to inspire much interest.
- Willow Ptarmigam
- Four- Spot Skimmer Dragonfly
- Alaska's Flag
- 626,932 as of 2012
By: Avantika and Antonina
Benny Benson - Designed State Flag
William A. Egan- First Governor
Sydney Lawrence- Painter
Margaret Elizabeth Bell- Author
Ray Mala- Actor
Largest Cities and the Capital
Agriculture and Main Industries
Agricultural products include:
Seafood, nursery stock, dairy
Main Industries include:
Petroleum, natural gas, food processing
- Mt. McKinley (20,320 ft)
Places of interest
University of Alaska Museum
Glacier Bay National Park
Pioneer Museum & the Big Stampede
Alaska officially became an official state of the U.S.A on January 3, 1959.
Most of the United States' salmon, crab, and herring come from Alaska.
Rhode Island could fit into Alaska 425 times.
Dog mushing is the official state sport of Alaska.
Alaska is America's last frontier.
17 of the 20 highest peaks in the U.S are in Alaska.
Alaska's nickname is "The Last Frontier."
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