Alaska … The Last Frontier
Fact Contributors: Ms. Kegerreis’ Sixth Grade, OnGrounds Classroom
» Capital City : Juneau
» Location: 58.3885 N, 134.1334 W
» Area: 586,412 square miles, ranking largest state in the U.S.
» Population: 621,400
» State Bird: Willow Ptarmigan
» State Tree: Sitka Spruce
» State Flower: Forget-Me-Not
» State Fish: King Salmon
» State Fossil: Wooly Mammoth
» State Sport: Dog mushing – the Iditarod takes place in Alaska.
» Motto: North to the Future
» Popular Tourist Destinations: Mt. McKinley, Yukon River, glaciers,
museums (the remains of seven kinds of dinosaurs have been found in Alaska)
» Products: Seafood, fish, dairy products, oil, gold and mining, lumber, food processing, tourism
» Interesting Facts: Alaska was sold to the United States by Russia for only 2 cents an acre. Alaska has two time zones.