Alaska By: Caleb
Animal Moose The Alaskan moose was discovered in 1897 Life span: 15 to 25 years Weight: 1200-1500 pounds Height: 6 ½ to 7 ½ feet
Bird Willow Ptarmigan (Grouse) • This bird is very similar to quail. • It turns completely white in the winter.
Crops • Barley-A type of grain. • Hay-A type of grain. • Potatoes-A type of vegetable.
Entertainment There are 12 museums and 13 art galleries in Alaska, as well as numerous National and State Parks.
Famous People of Alaska Soapy Smith arrived in the Gold Rush frontier town of Skagway in the autumn of 1897. Soapy and his gang fleeced newcomers at crooked gambling or at gunpoint. In 1898, Soapy Smith was shot and buried in Skagway, Alaska.
Famous People of Alaska Sarah Palin recently stepped down from her position as governor of Alaska. In 2008, she ran for vice-president of the USA with John McCain.
Governor and State Capital Sean Parnell is the governor of Alaska Juneau is the state capital. There are about 11 people per square mile in Juneau.
History of Alaska • The United States bought Alaska from Russia for $7,200,000 on April 9, 1867.
Indian tribes from Alaska There are three major Indian tribes in Alaska, the largest tribe is the Athabascan. The Tlingit tribe is the second largest, and the Haida tribe is the smallest.
Jobs in Alaska • Fishing is the largest industry in Alaska. • Other jobs are in tourism (on cruise ships), the gas and oil industry (pipelines), and airline jobs.
Kinds of food in Alaska • Jelly Fish • Sourdough bread Reindeer meat
Landforms in Alaska Alaska has mountains, glaciers, active volcanoes, and forests.
Motto "North to the Future"
Natural resources in Alaska Forestry Oil Mining Wildlife Fishing
Origin of Alaska Alaska comes from the Aleut word for Great Land or mainland.
Population of Alaska • There are 683,478 people in Alaska.
Quantity of counties in Alaska • 27 counties
Rivers and lakes in Alaska • Yukon River (longest river in Alaska 1,875 miles), Kuskokwim River, Colville River, Copper River • Major Lakes: Iliamna Lake, Aleknagik Lake, Becharof Lake, Clark Lake, Minchumina Lake (Alaska has over 3 million lakes that are more than 20 acres in size.)
State flower • Floral Emblem is the state flower.
State song for Alaska • Eight stars of gold on a field of blue - Alaska's flag. May it mean to you The blue of the sea, the evening sky, The mountain lakes, and the flow'rs nearby; The gold of the early sourdough's dreams, The precious gold of the hills and streams; The brilliant stars in the northern sky, The "Bear" - the "Dipper" - and, shining high, The great North Star with its steady light, Over land and sea a beacon bright. Alaska's flag - to Alaskans dear, The simple flag of a last frontier.
State tree for Alaska • The Sitka Spruce tree was made the state tree in 1962.
Unusual fact from Alaska • The four-Spot Skimmer Dragonfly is the state insect for Alaska.
Vacation spots in Alaska • Cruises to Alaska are popular. • People go to Alaska for hunting and fishing
Weather and Climate in Alaska • South central Alaska doesn't get as much rain as Southeast Alaska, but it gets a lot more snow. On the other hand, it has a lot more clear days.
Exciting facts from Alaska • Alaska is 586,400 Square Miles • Alaska is 2 times the size of Texas
Year of statehood • After much effort from Alaska's residents, on June 30,1958, Congress finally approved the Alaska Statehood Act. Alaska officially became the 49th state on January 3, 1959.
Time zone • Most of Alaska is 9 hours behind Greenwich.