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Alaska's Flag
Written by Marie Drake
Composed by Elinor Dusenbury
Eight stars of gold on a field of blue -
Alaska's flag. May it mean to you
The blue of the sea, the evening sky,
The mountain lakes, and the flow'rs nearby;
The gold of the early sourdough's dreams,
The precious gold of the hills and streams;
The brilliant stars in the northern sky,
The "Bear" - the "Dipper" - and, shining high,
The great North Star with its steady light,
Over land and sea a beacon bright.
Alaska's flag - to Alaskans dear,
The simple flag of a last frontier.

 

Alaska 
is the largest state in the Union.
It is 1/5th the size of the lower 48 states,  488 times larger
than Rhode Island, 2 1/2 times larger than Texas, and larger
than the next three largest states in the US combined.
Alaska
contains 586,412 square miles or roughly 365 million acres.
North to South it stretches over 1,420 miles, from East to  
West it spans over 2,400 miles.  More than 3000 rivers run 
through the state, connecting more than 3,000,000 lakes, 
and it has over 47,000 miles of coastline.
Alaska
is the last great wilderness in the U.S.A.  The hand of man
has only touched about 160,000 of it's 365 million acres.
Over 99.5 % of the state is still untouched wilderness.

Alaska compared to the entire US

My Mother and I 
were one of the lucky few to make the trip of a lifetime to
experience Alaska, in the spring of 2000.  The pages that 
follow attempt to share the memories and discoveries we 
were privileged to enjoy on our trip.
We racked up the pictures on our 6 day trip  --  some 4  -  24 
exposure rolls of 35 mm film, 270 some digital camera pics 
and 1/2 hour * of video cam footage later, I am still sorting it 
all out, so look for updates often on these pages in the 
months to come.  
* (OK, ok, so it was only 19 minutes of camera footage,
and 11 minutes of the bottom of the boat !  Sheesh !)

 

 Join us on our journey !

 

By Day By Location
 

Anchorage

Sunday Matanuska Glacier
Monday Portage Glacier
Tuesday Big Game Alaska
Wednesday Whittier
Thursday Prince William Sound
Friday Kenai Peninsula
Trapper Creek

 Moose

Alaska Facts
Denali Chugach Range
Approximate Driving Distances
 
COOL Alaska links
AWARDS

 

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