Thursday, April 7, 2011

State Page: Alaska

State Nickname(s)
The Lost Frontier

State Motto
Return to the 18th Century

State Capital

Jan 3, 1999 (3rd)

State Bird
Sarah Palin (mentalus diminutivus)

State Flower

State Tree
Ice Stalagmite

State Color(s)
Snow White

State Mineral/Rocks

State Slogan(s)
It's Freezing Up Here!

State Song(s)
Alaska's Frozen (The Brass Monkey Song)

Other Notable Symbols
Food: Mammoth from thawing glaciers
Mammal: Mammoth
Seal: Seal

Famous People
Susan Butcher is the only woman to have won the Ididaline - a race from Anchorhead to Gnome. On her first time out, she ate two of her sled dogs and snorted an entire kilo of powder cocaine. She has won the race 40 times since.

Famous Landmarks
Denali National Park is home to the tallest mountain on Earth, Denali. White people call it Mt. McKinley, for some reason. It's also full of bears, Eskimos, mooses (meese?), and ice.

Interesting Facts
The town of Barrow is also known as The Place Where the Sun Shines Not.

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