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Alaska Vacation Basic Facts

Alaska Division of Tourism,
Alaska Travel Industry Association,
2600 Cordova Street #201, Anchorage AK 99503.
Web: http://www.travelalaska.com.

State Animal: moose

State Bird: willow ptarmigan

State Fish: giant king salmon

State Flower: forget-me-not

State Fossil: wooly mammoth

State Gem: Alaska jade

State Insect: four spot skimmer dragonfly

State Marine Mammal: bowhead whale

State Mineral: gold

State Motto: North to the Future

State Nickname: The Last Frontier, The Great Land, Land of the Midnight Sun, Seward's Folly, Seward's Icebox

State Seal:

State Slogan: North to the Future

State Song: Alaska's Flag

State Sport: dog mushing

State Tree: Sitka spruce


State Capitals

Sitka, Alaska Sitka Visitors Bureau, 303 Lincoln Street #4, Sitka, Alaska 99835; 907-747-5940; Fax: 907-747-3739. Email: scvb@sitka.org. Web: http://www.sitka.org. Russian capital of Alaska and capital of Alaska until 1906. With its 4,710 square mile boundary, Sitka claims to be the biggest city in America.

Juneau, Alaska Alaska State Capitol, P.O. Box 110001, Juneau, Alaska 99811-0001; 907-465-3500; Fax: 907-465-3532. State info: 907-465-2111. Web: http://www.gov.state.ak.us. Current state capital. It is the sole capital city in the U.S. accessible only by boat or plane. It is also the largest U.S. city in total area, covering 3,108 square miles.


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