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Alaska By Jilly wainer
History • The Russians found Alaska in 1741. • People came to America by crossing Alaska. • Alaska got its name from a word that means shore. • In the 19th century traders and explorers came to Alaska.
Geography • The Bering Sea is in the west. • Alaska is the biggest state. • 5% of Alaska is ice. • Mount Mckinly is in the east. • Glacier Bay is in the south east. • The state capital is in the south east. • Alaska pernicila is in the south east.
Weather • Alaska known for volcano eroptions and earthqaucks. • The warmest its ever been is 100˚F. • The coldest its ever been is -80˚F. • Averige is 70˚in the summer and in the winter it is -25˚.
Famous People • Vitus Bering (1680-1741) explorer • Alfred Hulse Brooks(1871-1929) geologist • Carl Eielson (1897-1929) pioneer pilot • Virgil F. Parch(1916-1984)cartoonist • Libby Riddles(1956-) Champion Musher
Vitus Bering • Bering was born in 1681 in Horsen, Jutland. • He was married and had 7 kids. • Bering joined the navy in 1703. • He spent most of his life exploring. • Bering died in 1741 on Bering Island.
Fun Facts • Alaska is home to the bigest fish in the nation and its name is halibut. • Parts of Alaska gets 24 hours of darkness in the winter and 24 hours of daylight in the summer. • You can see the Northern Lights. • The state sport is dog mushing. • Alaska has over 2,000 brown bears. • The state bird is the willow ptarmigan.
More Fun Facts • The state fish is the king salmon. • The state flower is the forget-me-not. • The state fossil is the woolly mammoth. • The state gem is the Jade. • The state insect is the four spotted skimmer dragonfly. • The state land mammal is the moose • The state marine mammal is the bowhead whale
More and More Fun Facts • The state mine riel is gold. • the state tree is the Sitka spruce. • The state capital is Juneau. • In 1880 the population was 33,426. • In 1900 the population was 63,592. • The highest point is Mount. McKinley (20,320). • The lowest is sea level.