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2 Alaska – Where is it? and … What is it Like? Alaska

3 Prudhoe Bay Valdez Key Places

4 Landscapes – from north to south. The North slope Oilfield – around Prudhoe Bay Ice Breaker on the Beaufort Sea

5 The Brooks Range Mountains – in the north A hunters boat on the Yukon river – in central Alaska

6 The Alaska Range towards the south from the central lowland area. The port of Valdez is the pipeline terminal on the Gulf of Alaska in the south

7 William Henry SEWARD An enthusiastic expansionist, he negotiated the annexation of the Midway Islands and the purchase of Alaska from Russia. on March 30, 1867, agreed to purchase Alaska for $7.2 million. Alaska - History

8 On January 3, 1959, President Eisenhower signed the official declaration which made Alaska the 49th state. The new American flag featured seven rows of seven stars each Alaska becomes a STATE of the USA

9 In 1968, a large oil and gas reservoir near Prudhoe Bay on the Arctic Coast was found. The Prudhoe Bay reservoir, with an estimated recoverable 10 billion barrels of oil and 27 trillion cubic feet of gas, is twice as large as any other oil field in North America. The Trans-Alaska pipeline was completed in 1977 at a cost of $7.7 billion. Alaskan Oil Discovered

10 Alaska Climate Temperature

11 Precipitation

12 TourismThe Great Outdoors and scenery like glaciers

13 Wildlife

14 Old mining settlements History

15 Traditional Culture Inuit baskets are usually made from wild rye beach grass, and are woven upside-down. Totem pole design

16 Alaska cruise

17 This road was damaged during the 7.9 magnitude earthquake that occurred on Sunday, Nov. 3, 2002 in Alaska Hazards

18 Avalanche!, Denali National Park, Alaska Hazard

19 The Alaska Highway Highway 97 Built by the American Government in 1942, this highway takes visitors through the remote wilderness majesty of the Northern Canadian Rockies. Getting there

20 It's two o'clock in the morning and my plane has just arrived in Anchorage, Alaska. From the moment that I stepped off the plane I knew that I had just entered a very different world. The airport is full of masks, carvings, and other artifacts that reflect the many different cultures that are a part of Alaska's past and present. Airport

21 By Sea

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