Alaska Facts, Stuff, Information and Funnies

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

(Alaska Facts)

Pop-Quiz answers!

What is Alaska’s State flower?

~ Forget-me-not

What country did the U.S. buy Alaska from?

~ Russia in 1867.

What is the capitol of Alaska?

~ Juneau

In which Alaska City will you find Northern Lights Boulevard?

~ Anchorage

What is the official state sport of Alaska?

~ Dog Mushing, as adopted by the Alaska Legislature in 1972.

What is Alaska’s state gemstone?

~ Jade

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?

~ Sitka.

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!)