The Last Frontier, also known as Alaska was the 49th state in the United States of America.
The U.S bought Alaska form Russia in 1867 for
7.2 million dollars. However, Alaska
wasnít admitted to the U.S until 1954. In Alaska there is a famous dog sled race that
is called the Iditarod. The Iditarod is held from Anchorage,
Alaska all the way to Nome, Alaska.†††
††††††††† Alaska is an outstanding state with amazing
land structures. It has mountain called Mt.
McKinley thatís peak is the highest
point in the whole North America. Also it has
615,230 square miles of land.††††††††
††††††††† In Alaska people are known as Alaskans. Due to
the 2010 Senses Data there are 721,523 Alaskans. In Alaska 16 percent is Native American and 4
percent is African American. Also 25,000 is Asian American and 26,000 are
Hispanics that live in Alaska.†††††††††
††††††††† A long, long time
ago there was a land bridge made of ice. That land bridge connected Asia to Alaska. Many people came
across that land bridge and went to Alaska.
In 1880 Joe Juneau and Dick Harris stumbled upon gold also known as the Alaskan
Gold Rush. In 1929 there was a Great Depression that lasted 10 years. People
lost jobs and Alaskaís
saw and copper mines closed.††††
††††††††† Alaskaís most important business is mining.
Mining brings in 1/3 of Alaskaís
money. Also about over 1 million tourists visit Alaska each year. And all together these
tourists spend about 1,000 dollars each. ††††††
††††††††† In Alaska there are fun places to visit and
things to do. For instance, you can go to southern Alaska and visit Wrangell St. Elias National
Park where you can see two of the biggest glaciers. Another place visitors can
visit is northern Alaska
where they can pan for gold and whatever they find they keep. In conclusion, Alaska is an incredible