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  Alaska - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
It is bordered by Yukon Territory and British Columbia, Canada to the east, the Gulf of Alaska and the Pacific Ocean to the south, the Bering Sea, Bering Strait, and Chukchi Sea to the west, and the Beaufort Sea and the Arctic Ocean to the north.
Alaska Natives, while organized in and around their communities, are often active within the Native corporations which have been given ownership over large tracts of land, and thus need to deliberate resource conservation and development issues.
As of 2003, the population of Alaska was 648,818.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Alaska   (3180 words)

  
 Alaska The Last Frontier State Capital Juneau
The name "Alaska" is taken from the Aleut word "aláxsxaq" that refers to an object to which the sea is directed, in this case the Alaska peninsula and mainland.
The Last Frontier: Alaska, admitted as the 49th state to the union is thought of as "America's Last Frontier" because of it's distance from the lower 48 states and because of it's rugged landscape and climate.
During this period, critics of Seward's agreement to purchase the Alaska territory from Russia called the plan referred to the plan as "Seward's Folly." Congress, finally relented and on October 18, 1867, in Sitka, the Imperial Russian Flag was lowered and the Stars and Stripes was raised.
www.netstate.com /states/intro/ak_intro.htm   (705 words)

  
 ALASKA   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
It is bordered on the north by the Arctic Ocean, on the east by the Yukon Territory, on the southeast by British Columbia, on the south by the Gulf of Alaska and the Pacific Ocean, and on the west by the Bering Sea, the Bering Strait, and the Chukchi Sea.
Alaska may be divided into four geographic regions--the Pacific mountain system of the south, the central region of uplands and lowlands, the BROOKS RANGE (the norther-nmost extension of the Rocky Mountains), and the Arctic coastal plain, or North Slope.
Alaska's resident population in the 1990 census was 550,043.
alaskan.com /docs/ak.html   (2929 words)

  
 Welcome to SLED :: FAQ Alaska
Alaska's Flag were written by Marie Drake, a long-time employee of the Alaska Department of Education, and first appeared as a poem in 1935.
The Constitution of the State of Alaska provides that the territorial seal shall be the seal for the State of Alaska, with the word "territory" changed to that of "state." The seal is 2 1/8 inches in diameter.
It is a perennial that is found throughout Alaska, from Hyder to the Arctic Coast, and west to the Aleutians.
sled.alaska.edu /akfaq/aksymb.html   (705 words)

  
 Alaska   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Alaska is both the Westernmost and Easternmost state in the Union.
Alaska has no counties in the sense used in the rest of the country; however, the state is divided into 27 census areas and boroughs.
Alaska has a well-developed ferry system, known as the Alaska Marine Highway System, which serves the cities of Southeast and the Alaska Peninsula.
www.worldhistory.com /wiki/A/Alaska.htm   (2485 words)

  
 CATHOLIC ENCYCLOPEDIA: Alaska
It divides the Alaskan territory near the centre, and is ice-free from June to October.
It has no legislature and no territorial form of government, but is governed directly by Congress, and locally administered by a governor, assisted by a secretary, and a surveyor-general, United States marshals, and attorneys, appointed by the President, subject to the approval of the Senate.
The late Governor of the territory, John B. Brady, was a Presbyterian missionary for years; and the Rev. Sheldon Jackson, another Presbyterian missionary, is Superintendent of education for the territory.
www.newadvent.org /cathen/01246b.htm   (4645 words)

  
 Alaska State Flag - About the Alaska Flag, its adoption and history.
More than 30 years before Alaska was to become a state, the Alaska Department of the American Legion sponsored a territorial contest for Alaska children in grades seven through twelve.
In January 17, 2002, at the opening of the Alaska State Museums exhibit commemorating the 75th anniversary of the flag's adoption, Alaska Lieutenant Governor Fran Ulmar paid tribute to Benny Benson.
The flag of the Territory of Alaska is the official flag of the state.
www.netstate.com /states/symb/flags/ak_flag.htm   (1050 words)

  
 Prints Old & Rare - Alaska page
Alaska is labeled as "Russian Territory." Most of the western continental United States is still divided into large territories.
Title is "Map of the Territory of Alaska (Russian America), Ceded by Russia to the United States." Coastal areas and around the territory are fairly well marked, but the interior is mostly blank with only a few mountains and rivers shown.
Title is "Map of the Territory of Alaska (Russian America), Ceded by Russia to the United States." It was published in Colton's World Atlasof 1874.
www.printsoldandrare.com /alaska   (1186 words)

  
 The US50 - A guide to the state of Alaska - History
From 1867 until 1898 was a period of total neglect in the administration of the Territory by the United States.
This gave Alaska a say in the laws that were being passed to administer the Territory.
On January 3, 1959, Alaska was officially proclaimed the forty-ninth state of the Union.
www.theus50.com /alaska/history.shtml   (1031 words)

  
 "Let Us End American Colonialism"
In pleading the cause of the Territory, Alaska's Attorney-General John Rustgard argued that both the Treaty provisions and the specific extension of the Constitution to Alaska by the Organic Act of 1912 rendered the discriminatory clause unconstitutional.
Alaska's delegate, at that time, the late Dan Sutherland, testified that the Seattle terminal charges on shipments to Hawaii or Asia were only thirty cents a ton, and all handling charges were absorbed by the steamship lines, the result of competition between Canadian and American railways and steamship lines.
But the keepers of Alaska's colonial status should be reminded that the 18th century colonials for long years sought merely to obtain relief from abuses, for which they--like us--vainly pleaded, before finally resolving that only independence would secure for them the "life, liberty and pursuit of happiness," which they felt was their natural right.
xroads.virginia.edu /~CAP/BARTLETT/colonial.html   (7831 words)

  
 Everything Alaska / State Guide : history, information, map, Tlingit Indians, Kennecott Copper Mine   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Shortly afterwards, Alaska was nicknamed Seward's Folly and Seward's Icebox.
The Alaska Railroad was build between Seward and Fairbanks between 1914 and 1923.
In 1949 the Alaska Statehood Committee launched a campaign which brought about the Alaska Statehood Act which was signed by President Eisenhower on July 7, 1958.
www.everythingalaska.com /eta.sg.html   (700 words)

  
 Alaska
The motto is meant to represent Alaska as a land of promise.
The trees symbolize Alaska’s wealth of forests, and the farmer, his horse, and the three shocks of wheat represent Alaskan agriculture.
Alaska Day is the anniversary of the formal transfer of the territory and the raising of the US.
fairbanks-alaska.com /alaska-history.htm   (927 words)

  
 The Political Graveyard: Lawyer Politicians in Alaska
Alaska territorial House of Representatives 3rd District, 1951-56;
Alaska territorial House of Representatives 3rd District, 1943-46, 1949-52, 1955-56;
Alaska territorial House of Representatives, 1933-34, 1945-46, 1949-50, 1955-58 (3rd District 1933-34, 1945-46, 4th District 1949-50, 1955-58);
politicalgraveyard.com /geo/AK/lawyer.html   (1083 words)

  
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Territory of Alaska, Department of Mines, Report of the Commissioner of Mines for the Biennium Ended December 31, 1950.
Territory of Alaska, Department of Mines, Report of the Commissioner of Mines for the Biennium Ended December 31, 1954.
Territory of Alaska, Department of Mines, Report of the Commissioner of Mines for the Biennium Ended December 31, 1956.
www.ptialaska.net /~fgs/research/akbib.htm   (321 words)

  
 Alaska Community Album no
Alaska shown as a Russian Possession [Map of Alaska, Canada, and northern part of United States, 1869.] From: James, James Alton, The First Scientific Exploration of Russian America and the Purchase of Alaska, 1942.
Image 11 [Map of the East coast of Kodiak Island, Alaska with insert of Kodiak town.] From: Tebenkov, Mikhail Dmitrievich, Atlas of the Northwest Coasts of America: from Bering Strait to Cape Corrientes and the Aleutian Islands...1852.
Territory Ceded to the U.S. by Russia [Map of Territory (Alaska) ceded to the United States by Russia.] By: U.S. Coast Survey Office, 1867.
www.library.state.ak.us /hist/cent/pca020.html   (5629 words)

  
 The 49th State
Wickersham argued that Alaska's resources should be used for the good of the entire country rather than exploited a select group of large, absentee-controlled interests--home rule, he claimed, would assure more just utilization of the territory's natural wealth.
In 1939, FDR appointed Gruening to the governorship of Alaska.
The Alaska Statehood Committee was formed in 1949 to intensify efforts toward statehood, calling on national and labor organizations, newspaper editors, and state governors to support and publicize Alaska's situation.
xroads.virginia.edu /~CAP/BARTLETT/49state.html   (4093 words)

  
 Everything Alaska / Seward's Folly   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
President Andrew Johnson's Secretary of State, William H. Seward, is responsible for negotiating the purchase of Alaska from Russia.
Seward was so adamant on purchasing Alaska that he started negotiating with the Russian minister, Edouard de Stoeckl, before he was authorized by the President.
On the misty afternoon of October 18, 1867, at the city of Sitka, on the desolate Alaska coast, amongst the firing of Russian and American cannon, the Imperial Russian flag came down over Russian America.
www.everythingalaska.com /eta.sfy.html   (364 words)

  
 Travel to Alaska - Yukon Territory   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Eagle, a geographically isolated community, offers the visitor a rare opportunity to glimpse into Alaska's past as well as observe and participate in today's unique northern lifestyle.
It is believed the name of the city comes from the first area miners referring to nearby foaming rapids that resembled white horses' manes.
Whitehorse was headquarters for the western sector during construction of the Alaska Highway.
www.traveltoalaska.com /yukon.html   (357 words)

  
 TERRITORY OF ALASKA
Of course, is this "instrumentality" is an arm of the Territorial Government, then there is no individual membership liability for acts done by the officers and the members would have no personal interest in the property of the association.
Since Court decisions in Alaska have not objected to the prior legislative enactment’s regarding the bar, it is relatively safe to assume that this is a proper subject of legislation by the Territorial Legislators, providing the inherent power of the court is not invaded.
In conclusion, serving on the Alaska Bar Commission and the Board of Governors constitutes the holding of an office created by the legislature and thus no legislator may serve thereon until the expiration of his tem and for one year thereafter.
www.jusbelli.com /ch_196_1955_gov_question.html   (2819 words)

  
 Alaska Maps - Perry-Castañeda Map Collection - UT Library Online
Alaska (base map) JPEG format (478K) County boundaries and names, county seats, rivers.
Alaska (outline map) JPEG format (77K) County boundaries and names.
Alaska (reference map) JPEG format (1.2MB) Shaded relief map with state boundaries, forest cover, place names, major highways.
www.lib.utexas.edu /Libs/PCL/Map_collection/alaska.html   (452 words)

  
 Alaska Territory, 1912-1937
Alaska was organized under a territorial government in 1912.
It was during this territorial period that Alaska's most famous freight delivery took place via dogsled.
Alaska's best mushers, many of them contractors for the U.S. Post Office Department, relayed the parcel from Nenana to Nome.
pw1.netcom.com /~fuffle/dogsleds/ak3.htm   (527 words)

  
 The History of Anchorage, Alaska
Located in Southcentral Alaska on the shores of Cook Inlet, the Municipality of Anchorage is a unique urban environment situated in the heart of the wilderness.
Russian explorers had established themselves in southern Alaska by 1784, but the English explorer Captain James Cook is credited with first exploring and describing the Anchorage area in 1778 during his third voyage of discovery.
The most significant event in the twenties was certainly the completion of the Alaska Railroad in 1923, which culminated in the first visit by a President to the Alaska Territory.
www.muni.org /History   (1919 words)

  
 AK State Library Geneology Resource Guide
A collection of names included in the Alaska Weekly between the years if 1923 and 1948, this index is listed by name, place, and subject.
Volume one is an index to names found in the Alaska Sportsman and its successor, Alaska Magazine, 1935-1985.
During an earlier study of the Juneau mining district, the principal author discovered that the old Juneau-area newspapers contained a wealth of information on the history and location of mines and prospects in that area and the miners who worked them.
library.state.ak.us /pub/online/akgene.html   (3112 words)

  
 Amazon.com: Books: The Milepost 2001: Trip Planner for Alaska, Yukon Territory, British Columbia, Alberta & Northwest ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Originally a logbook about the Alaska-Canada Highway, this book has grown over the years to be a comprehensive guidebook on Alaska, NW Canada, and the Alcan Highway.
We just came back from 2000 miles of RVing in Alaska and were very pleased with the Milepost.
This should be the first purchase for anyone contemplating driving Alaska (and BC, and Yukon) highways.
www.amazon.com /exec/obidos/tg/detail/-/1892154056?v=glance   (1210 words)

  
 Alaska Maps - Perry-Castañeda Map Collection - UT Library Online
Alaska - Federal Lands and Indian Reservations PDF format (10MB) The National Atlas of the United States of America, U.S. Geological Survey, 2003
"Map of the Territory of Alaska" From General Information Regarding the Territory of Alaska, Department of the Interior, Office of the Secretary.
"Map of Alaska" from Work of the Bureau of Education for the Natives of Alaska, 1916-17, Department of the Interior.
www.lib.utexas.edu /maps/alaska.html   (452 words)

  
 Yukon Territory Alaska Northern British Columbia
• The Yukon Territory is large enough to hold the states of California, Arizona, Delaware and West Virginia.
Of this, 20.4 miles (32.8 km) are in Alaska; 32.2 miles (51.8 km) in British Columbia, and 58.1 miles (93.5 km) in the Yukon.
• The 1,520 mile (2,446 km) Alaska Highway was constructed in eight months and twelve days in 1942.
www.yukoninfo.com   (515 words)

  
 Alaska Fishing, Hunting, Recreation, Tours, Guides; Don't even think about coming to Alaska without talking to an ...   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Alaska Fishing, Hunting, Recreation, Tours, Guides; Don't even think about coming to Alaska without talking to an Alaskan about Alaska.
We know Alaska outdoor recreation; we know the Alaska territory.
The Alaska Connection On Line Logo is your assurance of quality products and services that help you enjoy your Alaska Adventures.
www.alaska.net /~alaskaod   (114 words)

  
 usnews.com: The People's Vote: Check for the Purchase of Alaska (1868)
In 1866 the Russian government offered to sell the territory of Alaska to the United States.
On March 30, 1867, the two parties agreed that the United States would pay Russia $7.2 million for the territory of Alaska.
Opponents of the Alaska Purchase persisted in calling it “Seward’s Folly”; or “Seward’s Icebox” until 1896, when the great Klondike Gold Strike convinced even the harshest critics that Alaska was a valuable addition to American territory.
www.usnews.com /usnews/documents/docpages/document_page41.htm   (256 words)

  
 Territory of Alaska. / Alaska Steamship Company / 1936
Inset maps: 1) Untitled map of the area around Anchorage and the Gulf of Alaska.
A table of distances is included showing the mileage from Seattle to places in Alaska.
The All-American Route, Alaska Steamship Company, Serving All of Alaska.
www.davidrumsey.com /maps2035.html   (319 words)

  
 Find in a Library: Territory of Alaska.
Publisher: Anchorage, Alaska : Alaska Geographic Society, 2002.
To find a library, type in a postal code, state, province, or country.
WorldCat is provided by OCLC Online Computer Library Center, Inc. on behalf of its member libraries.
worldcatlibraries.org /wcpa/ow/fd3104ea9f63ca15a19afeb4da09e526.html   (37 words)

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