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Welcome to Alaska sign
Entering Alaska
- the 49th state
The youngest and BIGGEST state in the USA, yet least populated.
Yes, Alaska is bigger than Texas.
Great Scenery, fresh air, the most coastline, friendly natives, some rotten roads, wildlife, & surprises everywhere
clipat - history bookThe boundary line between Alaska and the Yukon was originally described in an 1825 treaty between Russia and England. The U.S. accepted this version of the boundary with its purchase of Alaska from Russia in 1867. But after gold was discovered in the Klondike in 1896, a dispute arose between the U.S. and Canada, with both claiming the seaports at the head of Lynn Canal. An international tribunal decided in favor of the U.S. in 1903.
Karen Duquette and  a welcome to Alaska sign
Border sign
importantTime Zone: Alaska observes Alaska time, Yukon Territory observes Pacific time. Alaska time is one hour earlier than Pacific time.
speed sign
alaska purple heart sign
mileage sign
sign about roller coaster roads
sign about frozen earth
The first photographs the two RV Gypsies took in Alaska, other than signs
sign- Tetlin Visitor Center
scenery in Alaska

Alaska adopted the flag for official state use in 1959. The blue field represents the sky, the sea, and mountain lakes, as well as Alaska's wildflowers. Emblazoned on the flag are eight gold stars: seven from the constellation Ursa Major, or the Big Dipper. The eighth being the North Star, representing the northern most state. Alaska's flag was designed in 1926 by a 13-year-old Native American boy, Bennie Benson, from the village of Chignik. Bennie received a 1,000-dollar scholarship and a watch for his winning entry in the flag design contest

Alaska State Flag

a few facts about Alaska:
bullet The Capital of Alaska is Juneau
bullet Highest Point: Mt. McKinley; 20,320 feet
bullet Largest Cities: Anchorage, Juneau, Fairbanks, Sitka, Ketchikan, Kenai, Kodiak, Bethel, Wasilla, Barrow
(the two RV Gypsies have been in 7 out of these 10)
bullet Motto: North To The Future
bullet Nickname: The Last Frontier
bullet State Tree: Sitkaspruce
bullet State bird - Willow Ptarmigan
bullet State insect - dragonfly
bullet State mineral - Gold
bullet State Sport - Dog Mushing
bullet State Gem - Jade
bullet State Fish - Alaska King Salmon

Song: "Alaska's Flag"
postcard of the state song
Alaska State Flag Song
The state flower is the Alpine Forget Me Not. It was chosen in 1949. It is a perennial that grows 5-12 inches high in alpine meadows. The flowers have five connected salviform petals, colored sky blue, that are a quarter to a third of an inch wide. forget-me-nots
They have a white inner ring and a yellow center. The best time to see the alpine forget-me-not is midsummer, from late June to late July.
 
The first scenery photos taken by the two RV Gypsies in Alaska - there was wildlife in this field, but they were so far away that they can barely be seen with binoculars. The visibility here (and on many roads) extends for many many miles.
scenery in Alaska
scenery in Alaska
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