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  1. Our 50 States:[Alaska] Johnny Gilder 5-31-12

  2. Symbols of [Alaska] • The state bird is: willow ptarmigan • The state flower is :forget –me-not • The state tree is: Sitka Spruce Add a picture here. Add a picture here. Add a picture here.

  3. State Flag • It is blue , yellow stars. It is on the Northwestern tip of North America. Add a picture here.

  4. State Nickname • The state nickname is The Last Frontier.

  5. State History • First Inhabitants • Russian • Exploration • They came from Russia. • Settlement • Where was the first post-explorer settlement located in your state? Who started it and why?

  6. State History, continued • Territorial Days • If your state was a territory before it became a state, explain when the United States Congress created the territory. Explain how settlers were able to obtain land in the new territory.

  7. Statehood This state became the capital state in the United States in 1959. The current Governor of the state was Sean Parnell.

  8. Government • National Government. • Number of U.S Senators: 2

  9. Maps

  10. Population • 1950: • 1960: • 1970: • 1980: • 1990: • 2000:They have increased. Over the past fifty years the population has increased.

  11. Economy • Chief products of the state include: • Mining products

  12. Weather • The average high temperature in July is: 45 to 72 • The average high temperature in January is: 20 to -20 • The average yearly precipitation is: 100

  13. Natural Resources • Water • Yukon River, Kaskokllin River • Minerals • Gold, copper, platinum

  14. Natural Resources, continued • Plant Life • Strobili , forget-me-not • Animal Life • Moose

  15. Places to Visit Choose one place in your state that would be interesting to visit. Tell where it is located in the state and why it would be interesting to visit. I would visit the panhandle because it part of the state capital. It also has a glacier that lies 15 miles away from the city.

  16. Famous People • Sarah Palin , Vitus Bering , Benny Benson

  17. State Motto • North to the Future.

  18. Works Cited • Patricia K Kummer (1999) Alaska , Minnesota: Capstone Press