Alaska – Where is it? Alaska and … What is it Like?
Key Places Prudhoe Bay Valdez
Landscapes – from north to south. Ice Breaker on the Beaufort Sea The North slope Oilfield – around Prudhoe Bay
The Brooks Range Mountains – in the north A hunter’s boat on the Yukon river – in central Alaska
The Alaska Range towards the south from the central lowland area. The port of Valdez is the pipeline terminal on the Gulf of Alaska in the south
Alaska - History William Henry SEWARDAn enthusiastic expansionist, he negotiated the annexation of the Midway Islands and the purchase of Alaska from Russia. on March 30, 1867, agreed to purchase Alaska for $7.2 million.
Alaska becomes a STATE of the USA On January 3, 1959, President Eisenhower signed the official declaration which made Alaska the 49th state. The new American flag featured seven rows of seven stars each
In 1968, a large oil and gas reservoir near Prudhoe Bay on the Arctic Coast was found. The Prudhoe Bay reservoir, with an estimated recoverable 10 billion barrels of oil and 27 trillion cubic feet of gas, is twice as large as any other oil field in North America. The Trans-Alaska pipeline was completed in 1977 at a cost of $7.7 billion. Alaskan Oil Discovered
Alaska Climate Temperature
Tourism The Great Outdoors and scenery like glaciers
History Old mining settlements
Traditional Culture Totem pole design Inuit baskets are usually made from wild rye beach grass, and are woven upside-down.
Hazards This road was damaged during the 7.9 magnitude earthquake that occurred on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2002 in Alaska
Hazard Avalanche!, Denali National Park, Alaska
Getting there The Alaska HighwayHighway 97Built by the American Government in 1942, this highway takes visitors through the remote wilderness majesty of the Northern Canadian Rockies.
Airport It's two o'clock in the morning and my plane has just arrived in Anchorage, Alaska. From the moment that I stepped off the plane I knew that I had just entered a very different world. The airport is full of masks, carvings, and other artifacts that reflect the many different cultures that are a part of Alaska's past and present.