Signed into Statehood on January 3, 1959 

ALASKA

49th State

Capital: Juneau

 

PLACES TO SEE:

  • Denali National Park

  • Glacier Bay National Park

  • Kenai Fjords National Park

  • Anchorage

  • Fairbanks

NOTE: HAVEN'T BEEN THERE YET.

 

Named for an Eskimo word "alakshak," meaning great land, and nicknamed the Last Frontier. Alaska is located off of the Pacific Ocean and Gulf of Alaska  to the south; the Bering Sea to the west; The Arctic Ocean to the north and British Columbia, and Yukon, Canada to the east.

Alaska's highest peak is Mount McKinley at 20,320 feet, the  highest in the United States. The lowest point is at the Pacific Ocean at sea level.

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