North to the Future
The Alpine forget-me-not is found throughout Alaska in rocky, mountainous areas, and is one of the few flora whose flowers bloom in a true blue. Students at the Auntie Mary Nicoli Elementary School in Aniak, Alaska , chose this state insect in part because it preys upon Alaska’s “unofficial state bird ” — the mosquito.
“When it comes to wildlife, Alaska is famous for salmon, moose, caribou, bears, whales, bison, puffins, jellyfish, etc. When it comes to scenery, Alaska is famous for glaciers and fjords, mountains, and more lakes, rivers, and waterways than one could dream of.
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The name Alaska is a girl’s name of Native American origin meaning “great land”. State name Alaska stems from an Aleutian word for the land mass itself. Wilder but as habitable as Dakota or Cheyenne, Alaska is a girls’ name choice for the future.
Alaska’s cold water seafood is the centerpiece of Alaskan cuisine. Alaskan salmon is one of the most important foods here and is often served as smoked salmon , cured salmon , salmon jerky, and even sweetened indian salmon candy.
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. This is sometimes loosely translated as ” great land .”
20 Things Everyone In Alaska Should Avoid At All Costs Farmed seafood. Flickr – Judi Knight. Or buying fish in general. Flickr – Alaska Region U.S. Fish & Wildlife Service. Even feeding your dogs farmed fish. Eating hot dogs. Camping without a view. Snacking on chips from the lower 48. Shopping at big corporate box stores. Drinking wine that isn’t from Alaska .
Alaska Natives drank less frequently than other Americans, but when they did, they’d consume huge amounts of alcohol . The local-option law , as it’s called, allows villages to prohibit the sale and importation of alcohol locally. Villages can also make it illegal to possess alcohol within their borders.
Unspoiled Alaska : The 7 Most Beautiful Places to Visit Denali National Park. First view Denali, North America’s tallest peak, from Wonder Lake, where The High One is jaggedly reflected in the still waters. Katmai National Park and Preserve. Matanuska Glacier. Kodiak Island. Tatshenshini-Alsek River. Lake Clark National Park and Preserve. Wrangell St.
Alaska adopted the flag for official state use in 1959. The blue field represents the sky, the sea, and mountain lakes, as well as Alaska’s wildflowers. Emblazoned on the flag are eight gold stars: seven from the constellation Ursa Major, or the Big Dipper.
The official flag of the State of Montana contains a reproduction of the Great Seal of the State in color on a field of deep blue, with gold fringe along the upper and lower borders.