Alaska Stuff, Facts, Information and Funnies ..Yes, that is what I decided to call this page!
Why, in the world? You may wonder… Because, darn it, I needed to have some place to put things like the Alaska Trivia, Friday Facts the Pop Quiz answers and everything or anything else I dream up where you can get at them! LOL, let’s have some fun, shall we?
From “Alaska Trivia & Pop Quiz” by Alaska Chick
What is Alaska’s State flower?
What country did the U.S. buy Alaska from?
~ Russia in 1867.
What is the capitol of Alaska?
In which Alaska City will you find Northern Lights Boulevard?
What is the official state sport of Alaska?
~ Dog Mushing, as adopted by the Alaska Legislature in 1972.
What is Alaska’s state gemstone?
What is the lowest recorded temperature for Alaska?
~ (negative) -80* Fahrenheit, recorded at Prospect Creek Camp in 1971.
How many times could Rhode Island fit into Alaska?
~ 425 times.
Where does the word ‘Alaska’ come from?
~ It is from an Eskimo word, “Alakshak”, which means “great lands” or peninsula.
In what year was Alaska’s State flag designed and by whom?
~ Bennie Benson designed Alaska’s State flag when he was 13 years old, in 1926.
On what date did Alaska officially become the property of the United States?
~ October 18, 1867.
What was that purchase called?
~ Seward’s Folly.
What are Alaska’s three largest cities (in order, largest to smallest)?
~Anchorage, Fairbanks and Juneau.
If you were to order muktuk in an Alaskan restaurant, what would you be served?
~ Raw whale blubber, which is considered to be a delicacy by the Eskimo people. Muktuk may also be served, boiled.
What does the word “Cheechako” mean?
~ Newcomer to Alaska.
What was the capitol of Alaska when Russia owned it?
What is Alaskan Libby Riddles known for?
~ Libby Riddles was the first woman to win the Iditarod, the 1,049 mile dog-sled race, in 1985.
What Alaskan City is the Northernmost city in the United States?
~ Barrow, Alaska. Barrow sits only 800 miles from the North Pole.
How many rivers does Alaska have?
~ Alaska has over 3,000 rivers, of which the Yukon is the largest, flowing 1,980 miles, pouring into the Bering Sea.
In 1867, United States Secretary William H. Seward offered Russia $7,200,000.00 for Alaska. What was he offering per acre?
~ That would be two cents. Two cents an acre.
What is the name of the largest National Forest in the United States?
~ Tongass National Forest. Located in Alaska.
What is the name of the United States largest National Park?
~ The Wrangell – St. Elias National Park & Preserve.
What is the name of North America’s largest mountain and what is the name of the National Park it is located inside?
~ Mount McKinley located in Denali National Park.
What was the name of Alaska’s first newspaper and when did it begin?
~ The Sitka Times was started in 1868. The oldest, operating-still-today-newspaper is the Nome Nugget which started in 1900.
When is Alaska Day?
~ October 18th!
(I’ll add more to this page soon!)