The Last Frontier



STATEHOOD: 1959; 49th state

ATTRACTIONS: Denali National Park, Glacier Bay National Park and Preserve, the Northern Lights

FUN FACT: Five percent of Alaska is covered in 100,000 glaciers. 

State flower:forget-me-not; State Bird: willow ptmarigan; State Animal: moose; State Quarter

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Photos: Olga D. Van De Veer, Dreamstime (forget-me-not); maogg, iStockphoto (quarter); tkacchuk, iStockphoto (flag); Byrdyak, iStockphoto (moose); Lawrence Weslowski Jr,  Dreamstime (willow ptarmigan)

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