The United States purchased Alaska from Russia in 1867, at a price of about two cents per acre! Many people thought that Secretary of State William Seward, the primary negotiator, was foolish to buy the far northern territory of Alaska, even calling it "Seward's Folly". But over the years, Alaska proved to harbor valuable natural resources. Gold was discovered in the Klondike, and extensive petroleum deposits were found in Alaska's North Slope region.
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- Places to Visit in Alaska
Alaska is considered one of the most scenic states in the USA. Temperate rainforests, arctic tundra, boreal forests, and volcanic islands are all part of the landscape in Alaska.
- Alaska Directory
Learn about Alaska's demographics and economy, and use the Categories Menu to find businesses and other organizations in Alaska.
- Alaska Vacations
Alaska is one of the most picturesque states in the USA, and a popular destination for a vacation or cruise. Learn about the vast State of Alaska and get helpful guidance in planning your perfect Alaska vacation.
- Alaska Map
Alaska is the largest state in the USA, and arguably one of the most picturesque. This website features several maps of Alaska, as well as information about the state.
- Alaska Real Estate Guide
Learn about urban, suburban, and rural real estate markets in Alaska. Real estate agents, buyers, and sellers will appreciate the Alaska real estate resources on this page.
- Alaska Atlas
Alaska state history, geography, and travel information are the subjects of this Alaska atlas page.
Alaska Road Map (Illustration)
This Alaska map page comprises a detailed, scalable road map of Alaska, in addition to Interstate highway listings, scenic byway highlights, and transportation department links.
Aurora Borealis in Alaska (Photograph)
A colorful aurora borealis lights up the twilit sky in Alaska. A beautiful palette of purple, green, yellow, orange, and red combine and collide to produce an effect that looks much like a watercolor painting.
- Alaska Glacier and Mountain Time Lapse (Digital Video)
This time lapse video enthralls its viewers with the mountains and glaciers of an Alaska fjord.
Colorful Aurora Borealis (Photograph)
How many colors can one see in this photograph of the aurora borealis in Alaska? Green, pink, yellow, orange, and purple colors dance across the horizon in a swirling display of beauty. The lights provide an astronomer's delight in the inky sky.
- Northern Lights Over Snowy Mountains (Digital Image)
The northern lights explode over a snowy mountain range in Alaska, resulting in a dramatic, green sky. Visitors to the arctic can expect a dramatic environment with powerful extremes.
- Pinterest - Alaska Board
This gallery page features selected Alaska images, including the state flag, a locator map, and various travel photos.
Alaska Directory Page(s)
- Alaska Page on AbiReal.com
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- Alaska Page on Adirectory.us
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- Alaska Page on GoGuides.org
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- Alaska Page on Jumblex.org
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- Coronavirus Surges in Alaska, Swamping the State's Hospitals
Alaska is now reporting more new cases each day, relative to its population, than any other state in the nation, according to a New York Times database.
Daniel E. Slotnik, Eduardo Medina and Mike Baker. New York Times. Thu, 23 Sep 2021 08:59:49 +0000.
- This state had highest vaccination rate. Now it's in a COVID-19 crisis.
In January, Alaska had the highest per capita vaccination rate in the nation. Now, hospitals are overwhelmed with COVID-19 patients.
ABC News. Fri, 17 Sep 2021 11:02:54 -0400.
- China deploys naval task group to US EEZ
A task force of Chinese naval ships was monitored by the US Coast Guard as it sailed in waters off the coast of Alaska in the US exclusive economic zone (EEZ) in ...
Janes 360. Wed, 15 Sep 2021 16:05:17 Z.
Alaska Locator Map
- Golden, Fran Wenograd, and Jerry Brown. Alaska Cruises & Ports of Call. New York, NY. Wiley Publishing. 2003.
- Swaney, Deanna. Alaska. New York, NY. Dorling Kindersley Publishing. 2006.
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