4-2 The State of Alaska

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The great state of Alaska got its name from the Aleut word "Alyeska" meaning "great land."  The state capital, Juneau, is located in the southeast region of Alaska.  The state motto is: "North to the Future."  The state nickname is: "The Last Frontier."

Emblem/Symbol Name of Emblem/Symbol Adopted
Motto North to the Future 1967
Nickname The Last Frontier  
State Holidays
Seward's Day March 27 Seward's Day commemorates the signing of the treaty by which the United States bought Alaska from Russian, signed on March 30, 1867.


Alaska Day October 18 Alaska Day is the anniversary of the formal transfer of the territory and the raising of the US. flag at Sitka on October 18, 1867.

The blue field is for the sky and the forget-me-not, the state flower. The North Star is for the future of the state of Alaska. The dipper is for the Great Bear.

Flower Forget-me-not  
Fish Giant King Salmon  
Tree Sitka Spruce  
Mineral Gold  
Fossil Wooly Mammoth 1986
Land Mammal Moose 1998
Marine Mammal Bowhead Whale 1983
Insect Four Spot Skimmer Dragonfly  
Gem Jade  
Bird Pheasant-like Willow Ptarmigan  
Sport Dog Mushing  

Complete the questions below.

1.  Alaska got its name from the Aleut word "" meaning "great land."

2.  The state capital, located in the southeast region of Alaska, is .

3.  The state motto is "".

4.  The state nickname is "".

5.  The state flag is blue and contains .

6.  The state sport is dog .

7.  The state flower is the .

8.  The state mineral is .

9.  The state tree is the .

10.  The state holiday held on March 27th is .

11.  The state holiday held on October 18th is .

12.  The state land mammal is the .

13.  The state fish is the Giant King .

14.  The dipper in the state flag is for the Great .

15.  Seward's Day commemorates the signing of a treaty between the United States and on March 30, 1867.



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