Unofficial nickname. Nicknamed because of its opportunities and many lightly settled regions.
Founded in 1917, encompasses 9,492 mi².
Founded in 1980, encompasses 13,238 mi².
Founded in 1980, encompasses 5,288 mi².
Founded in 1980, encompasses 1,094 mi².
Founded in 1980, encompasses 2,609 mi².
Founded in 1980, encompasses 5,130 mi².
Founded in 1980, encompasses 20,587 mi².
A blue field representing the sky, the sea and mountain lakes with Ursa Major and the North Star in gold.The flag was created by 13 year old Benny Benson in a 1927 contest.
Danish explorer who sailed from 1725-1730 for Tsar Peter the Great of Russia to see whether or not Asia and N. America were connected. The Bering Strait is named for him.
Anchorange, Alaska. 110 acres of perennials, herbs, Alpine rock, and native Alaskan forest gardens.
Based on the Jack London novel
Joined union in 1959, quarter released in 2008
Director: Henry Hathaway. Also starred Fabian, Capucine & Mickey Shaughnessy. Comedy/western. Sam (JW) and George (SG) strike gold in Alaska. George sends Sam to Seattle to bring George's fiance back to Alaska...
Citation: 9.24.020 Concealed weapons law.
48th among all States and Territories
Unofficial nickname. The midnight sun is a phenomenon where the sun remains visible at the local midnight.
Protects more than 2400 islands, islets, sea stacks, rocks, reefs, and headlands
8 million acres hosting 45 species of land and marine mammals
Est. 1941, protects roughly two-thirds of Kodiak Island and 2500 Kodiak brown bears
19.6 million acres, protects the sprawling treeless wetland plain of southwest Alaska
First outside the 48 contiguous states