A TASTE OF ALASKA
DID YOU KNOW THESE FACTS ABOUT ALASKA?
Alaska is the largest state in the United States by area.
Alaska was purchased from the Russian Empire on March 30, 1867, for $7.2 million ($113 million in today's dollars) at about two cents per acre.
Alaska is ranked #47 in the United States with a 2010 population of 710,231.
The contributions of African-American soldiers building the Alaska Highway played a big role in the breakdown of segregation in the military.
The 2007 gross state product was $44.9 billion, 45th in the nation.
Alaska has had a problem with a "brain drain". Many of its young people, including most of the highest academic achievers, leave the state after high school graduation and do not return.
Top Alaskan civil rights leaders reveal to Max Blumenthal the shameful record of Sarah Palin on diversity issues.
Smokey Fontaine, the fearless leader of BlackPlanet.com, recently found out that there were 32 Black people in Wasilla, Alaska.
HUMOR: Black Sarah Palin.
DEMOGRAPHICS & QUICK FACTS
Demographics of Alaska
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Cities with the largest African American population are Anchorage, Fairbanks, Juneau, College, Sitka, Wasilla, Kenai, Ketchikan, Knik-Fairview, and Palmer.
Alaska ranks #27 as best states to live.
The Flag of the State of Alaska
Flower - Forget-Me-Not
Bird - Willow Ptarmigan
Song - “Alabama”
Tree - Sitka Spruce
Fish - King Salmon
Song - “Alaska's Flag”
Gem - Jade
Marine Mammal - Bowhead Whale
Fossil - Woolly Mammoth
Mineral - Gold
Sport - Dog Mushing
Nickname: The state is commonly called “The Last Frontier” or “Land of the Midnight Sun”
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