Interesting Questions, Facts and Information
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Interesting Questions, Facts, and Information
|How many times could Rhode Island fit into Alaska?||Alaska
|Where does the word 'Alaska' come from?||Alaska
An Eskimo word Alakshak meaning great lands or peninsula..
|In 1867, United States Secretary of State William H. Seward offered Russia $7,200,000. How much was that per acre?||Alaska
|What is the lowest recorded temperature for Alaska?||Alaska
-80 degrees F. This temperature was recorded at Prospect Creek Camp in 1971.
|True or False? Juneau is only accessible by boat or plane.||Alaska
True . This is the only capital city in the United States that is only accessible by boat or plane. There are no roads into Juneau from the rest of the Alaska or Canada.
|True or False? Alaska contains the largest national forest in the United States.||Alaska
True . The name of this forest is the Tongass National Forest.
|In what year did Mount Augustine errupt?||Alaska
1986. A player told me that Mt. Augustine is 104 miles southwest of Anchorage.
|In what year did Bennie Benson design Alaska's state flag?||Alaska
1926. Bennie Benson was only 13 years old when he designed Alaska's state flag.
|What is Alaska's official state gemstone?||Alaska
|On what date did Alaska officially became the property of the United States?||Alaska
October 18, 1867. The purchase of Alaska was called 'Seward's Folly' by many Americans.
|What is Alaska's largest city in population?||Alaska
Anchorage. Alaska's second largest city is Fairbanks. The third is Juneau.
|What is Alaska's official state sport?||Alaska
dog mushing. The Alaska Legislature adopted this in 1972.
Raw whale blubber. This is considered a delicacy by the Eskimos. Muktuk can also be served boiled.
Newcomer to Alaska. Term meaning first-time Alaskan traveller or newcomer to the area.
Wrangell- St. Elias. It encompasses 12.4 million acres, including ten of America's highest peaks.
First woman to win the Iditarod. In 1985 she won the Iditarod, Alaska's famous 1,049-mile dogsled race. Her time, from Anchorage to Nome, was 18 days, 2 minutes, 17 seconds.
Barrow. It's only 800 miles from the North Pole. Wonder if Santa stops there first?
Over 3,000. The largest of these is the Yukon, which flows for 1,980 miles into the Bering Sea.
|Alaska is known for the great Alaskan pipe line. What runs through it?||Amazing Alaska
Oil. The great Alaskan Pipeline carries oil from the north slope to Valdez. This is a distance of about 800 miles.
Russia. It was bought from Russia in 1867 at two cents an acre. At the time it was known as "Seward's Folly", after the Secretary of State who arranged the purchase.
|North America's largest mountain (Mt. McKinley) is in Alaska. What is the name of the national park it is in?||Amazing Alaska
|In 2002 Anchorage had a record snowfall for a 24 hour period. How much did they get?(Choose the closest one).||Amazing Alaska
30inches. At the airport, the official depth is recorded as 28 inches of snow but there are reports of more snow in the surrounding areas.
|In 1998 which Alaskan High school won the 4A state championship for football?||Amazing Alaska
Service. The Service Cougars won the state championship in 1997,1998,and 1999.
more in the summer. The days are much shorter(darker)in the winter and, in the the summer the days are much longer(lighter). This is due to the tilt in the earth's axis.
Juneau. Anchorage is the largest city, but Juneau is the state capital.
Anchorage. It was named for the natural light show in the night sky, the Aurora Borealis, or the Northern Lights.
1868. The first newspaper was the "Sitka Times". The oldest newspaper in the state today is the "Nome Nugget", which was begun in 1900.
March 31. Seward's Day commemorates the signing of the treaty by which the United States bought Alaska from Russia that was signed in 1867.
October 18. Alaska Day is the anniversary of the formal transfer of the territory and the raising of the US flag at Sitka on October 18, 1867.