About Alaska

"Land of the Midnight Sun"


"Alaska's Flag" is the state song of Alaska. The lyrics explain the symbolism of the Alaskan flag.

Eight stars of gold on a field of blue —
Alaska's flag. May it mean to you
The blue of the sea, the evening sky,
The mountain lakes, and the flow'rs nearby;
The gold of the early sourdough's dreams,
The precious gold of the hills and streams;
The brilliant stars in the northern sky,
The "Bear," the "Dipper," and, shining high,
The great North Star with its steady light,
O'er land and sea a beacon bright.
Alaska's flag — to Alaskans dear,
The simple flag of a last frontier.

If you superimpose the map of Alaska over the continental United States, it would reach from coast to coast!



State Bird: Willow Ptarmigan
State Dog: Alaskan Malamute

State Fish:
 King Salmon
State Insect: Four-Spotted Skimmer Dragonfly
State Mammal: Bull Moose
State Marine Mammal: Bowhead Whale


Did you know:

Point Barrow is the northern most community on the North American continent and has 84 days ofcontinuous sunshine. Beginning May 11th until Aug. 2nd, the sun never goes below the horizon!


Traditional Eskimo blanket toss:


Alaska has over 3 million lakes and 80% of the world's glaciers including the only growing glaciers in the world.

Iceberg Picture


The Mat-Su Valley, 50 miles north of Anchorage, is glacial fed and contains some of the richest soil in the world and holds many world's records!

Here is a list of state vegetable records set in the 2012 State Fair;

23-foot, 3 1/2-inch corn stalk
4.702-pound parsnip
1,019-pound pumpkin
17.195-pound yellow zucchini
67 1/8-inch long gourd
55.15-pound blue hubbard squash
21.530-pound bushel gourd

73.4-pound cabbage, grown by Brenna Dinkel pictured below: