E-Book on Alaska Created by: Laurin Jernigan
A-Anchorage Anchorage became an official city in 1914, because it was a home for people who were working on the railroad. Anchorage is the largest city in Alaska, because of the area. It is home to over 40 percent of Alaska’s entire population. In the winter, Anchorage can accumulate about 71 inches of snow. The nickname of Anchorage is, “The City of Lights and Flowers”.
B-Black Bears There is a chance that you may be lucky enough to see a Black Bear. Mother black bears are very protective of their cubs. The cubs stay with their mothers for about two years. Black bears are Alaska’s most familiar and common bears.
C-The Capital of Alaska The capital of Alaska is Juneau. Juneau has a population of around 31,262. Juneau is the only state capital in the US that has no road access. The capital can only be reached by sea or air. Juneau has been the state capital since 1906.
D- Dall Sheep The lambs of a Dall Sheep are born in late May or early June. The Dall Sheep usually chooses the most rugged cliffs that are available. The habitat for Dall Sheep are rocky, mountainous areas. Dall Sheep eat herbs (plants) an grasses.
E-Earthquakes On March 27,1964 there was a large earthquake with a magnitude of 9.2. The earthquake damaged over 130,000 square kilometers. There are about 700 earthquakes each year that are magnitude 3.5 or greater.
F- Flag of Alaska The flag of Alaska shows the Big Dipper and the North Star. The North Star is on the flag because Alaska is the most northern state. The flag of Alaska was adopted on July 9, 1927. A 13year old boy named Benny Benson designed the flag.
G-Galena Galena is the largest city in YukonKoyukuk Census. It only has a population of 675 people. The area covers 24 square miles. 70% of the people living in this city are Native Americans. There were 12 summer fishing camp located on the YukonKoyukuk.
H-Hoonah Hoonah is the 119th largest island in the world. The United States Census says the city covers a total of 8.7 square miles. Hoonah, Alaska is a village in Skagway, Alaska. Hoonah is 36 miles west of Juneau, and 73 miles north of Sitka, Alaska. There are bears in Hoonah, Alaska.
I-Iditarod The Iditarod is where dogs race with people. The minimum number of dogs you can run in the Iditarod is 12 dogs. Around 60 people race in the Iditarod each year. The Iditarod is 1,500 miles long.
J-Japanese Iris Most of these flowers are red-violet, many types of Japanese Iris shows the color in a spectacular fashion. This plant’s habitats are ranging from the cold mountain areas to the grassy slopes, meadowlands and riverbank in Alaska.
K-King Crab King Crab fishing is very dangerous because of how heavy the King Crab weighs. The King Crab weighs about 3 kg. One year of Alaskan fisheries produced up to 200 million pounds that is about 90.9 million Kilos of crab.
L- Land Mammal The Land Mammal for Alaska is the moose. A moose's antlers can weigh up to 15 ends and span up to 2.2m The moose is one of the largest animals in the deer family.
M-Marsh Marigold ď Ż Marsh Marigold is a poisonous plant if eaten. These plants are mostly found in streams, swamps or even wet meadows. ď Ż You will mostly see this flower between April and June. After that plant will vanish as quick as it appeared in the Spring.
N- Northern Lights The Northern Lights only happen on really dark, cold nights. The Northern Lights are the only thing that makes Alaskans stand outside in the middle of January. The Northern Lights are usually green, purple and red.
O- Origin name for Alaska The origin name for Alaska is a Aleut word “Alyeska”, that means “great land”. Some people thought that Alyeska ment “mainland”. From the Alyeska name they came up with Alaksa, Alashka, Aliaska, and then they finaily came up with Alaska.
P-Pilot Point Pilot Point is as city on a peninsula in Alaska. The total population in pilot point is 76. Pilot Point, Alaska is on the east shore of Ugashik Bay.
Q- Quinhagak Quinhagak city is location is in Bethel Census Area. The total population is about 555 people, and about 118.5 square miles. This city has 2,000 census. In Quinhagak city 0.6 miles of water. There is an average for a household the size is 4.05. The average for a family size is 4.52.
R- Ruby Ruby is a city in Yukon-Koyukuk. The total area in Ruby is 7.6 miles. There is NO water in Ruby all of it is land. The total population of Ruby is 169. 35.3% of the married couples are living together.
S-Sitka The location of Sitka, Alaska is in the village of Sitka city. It is 91 miles south of Juneau (the capital). Native Tlingit were the first ones who originally settled Sitka, Alaska. The United States say the Sitka is the second largest city by the area in the U.S, with a total area at 4,811.5 square miles.
T- Talkeetna Talkeetnas total area is 42.9 square miles. The total land is 41.9 square miles of the total area. The total water is 1.4 square miles of the total square miles.
U- Ugashik River This river is 42 miles long, it is also on a peninsula. This river empties into the Ushikga Bay. The Ugashik River has two major tributaries.
V- Valdez The city of Valdez, population is 4,353. The average of snow fall is 360 in. (30 ft.). The economy is based on oil, tourism, transportation and fishing.
W- Wasilla Wasilla is the fourth largest city in Alaska. Wasilla's population is 12.8 square miles and the total population is 10,256. The elevation of Wasilla is 341 feet.
X- Extra Large State The state of Alaska is the largest state in the United States. If you put this state on top of our map the Alaska will reach from our Atlantic Ocean to the Pacific Ocean. This state has a population of
Y- Yukon River The Yukon River has a major watercourse in North America. The length of the Yukon River is 1,980 miles long. The mouth of this river is as large as the Bering Sea.
Z- Zadar Zadar is a city in Croatia witch is on the Adriatic Sea. The total population is about 91,238, and the total area of Zadar is about 194 km. Zadar’s flag has a horse with a man sitting on the horse.
Published on Mar 15, 2011