Alaska- The Last Frontier

  • Alaska is the largest state in the union (1/5 of the entire USA) and is twice as big as Texas.
  • Aurora Borealis [northern lights] can be seen an average of 243 days a year in FairBanks.
  • There are places in Alaska that get 24 hours of sunlight! And places that get 24 hours of darkness!



Alaskais a U.S. state situated in the northwest extremity of the North American continent. Bordering the state to the east is Yukon, a Canadian territory, and the Canadian province of British Columbia Alaska was unexplored in 1867 when Secretary of State William Seward arranged for its purchase from the Russians for $7,200,000 (about two cents per acre). The purchase was widely ridiculed as "Seward's Folly."Alaska is the largest state in the United States by area, the 4th least populous and the least densely populated of the 50 United States.

Three groups of natives lived in Alaska: Eskimos, Aleuts, and Indians.