Alaskana

About Alaska

Alaska is the 49th U.S. state situated in the far northwest of the North American continent. Located next to Canada on the east, the Arctic Ocean to the north, and the Pacific Ocean to the west and south and so close to Russia you can see it on a clear day from little Diomede island which is only 55 miles away.
Alaska is the largest state in the United States by area.
It’s the least densely populated of all the 50 United States. I really like that part! Can’t say enough about elbow room.
Alaska’s economy is oil, natural gas, fishing industries, and tourism.
Purchased on March 30, 1867, for approximately two cents per acre from the Russian Empire.
Admitted as the 49th state on January 3, 1959

The name “Alaska” It was derived from an Aleut or Unangam idiom. Alaska is also known as Alyeska, the “great land”.

Long before the Russians came Alaska was inhabited by many Alaska native tribes. The culture and heritage of Alaska original people still flows through this great land as wide in deep as the Yukon river.



1964 Earthquake ***Warning: Some graphic content***


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