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Revision as of 20:55, 7 February 2009

Alaska
Capital Juneau
Nickname The Last Frontier
Official Language English
Governor Sarah Palin, R
Senator Lisa Murkowski, R
202-224-6665
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Senator Mark Begich, D
202-224-3004
[{{{s2email }}}]
Ratification of Constitution/or statehood January 3, 1959
Flag of Alaska Motto: North to the Future

Alaska became the forty-ninth state to enter into the United States of America in 1959. Alaska is not contiguous to the rest of the United States, bordering Canada's Yukon Territory and province of British Columbia to the east. Its capital is Juneau.

Alaska's territory was purchased from Russia in 1867 by the Johnson administration for 7.2 million USD; its vast oil and gold reserves have more than repaid the investment that was once ridiculed as "Seward's Folly.", after William H. Seward who was the Secretary of State that negotiated the purchase.

Although it is the largest state by area, it is the third smallest state by population (larger than only Wyoming and Vermont).

Elected Officials

Federal

Statewide

Notable People from Alaska

State Motto

“North to the Future” The motto was chosen in 1967 during the Alaska Purchase centennial and was created by Juneau newsman Richard Peter. The motto is meant to represent Alaska as a land of promise.

External Links