Facts about the state of Alaska

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Willow Pitarmigan

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Sitka Spuce


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North to the Future

  • Alaska, northernmost and westernmost state of the United States, and the largest state of the Union. It occupies the extreme northwestern region of the North American continent and is separated from Asia by the 82-km (51-mi) wide Bering Strait.
  • Alaska has belonged to the United States since 1867, when it was bought from Russia by Secretary of State William H. Seward. The United States paid Russia $7.2 million for the rights of the Russian American Company in Alask.
  • Anchorage is Alaska's largest city, followed by Fairbanks and then Juneau, the state capital.

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