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Alaska

 

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Alaska, what is nicknamed The Last Frontier," became a state on Janaury 3, 1959. Did you now that in 1867 the United States purchased Alaska from Russia four a price of $7.2 million. At just 2 cents an acre, that was a bargain! Alaska is rich in forests wildlife and minerals such as gold. The king salmon is the state fish, and it's state gem is jade Dog mushing, once a mane form of transportation in Alaska, is its official sport.

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Alaska, which is nicknamed "The Last Frontier," became a state on January 3, 1959. Did you know that in 1867 the United States purchased Alaska from Russia for a price of $7.2 million? At just 2 cents an acre, that was a bargain! Alaska is rich in forests, wildlife and minerals such as gold. The king salmon is the state fish, and its state gem is jade. Dog mushing, once a main form of transportation in Alaska, is its official sport.


Article by Gary Hopkins
Education World® Editor in Chief
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08/20/2004