state of the United States of America

Alaska is a U.S. state on the northwest extremity of the country's West Coast, just across the Bering Strait from Asia and Russia. Alaska is by far the largest U.S. state by area, comprising more total area than the next three largest states Texas, California, and Montana combined, but also the most sparsely populated state. Notable for breathtaking landscapes, it contains nearly 3 million lakes and is the Coldest state in the U.S.

To The Lover of Wilderness, Alaska is one of the most beautiful places in the world. -John Miur

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  • I Like Alaska for the salmon fishing - It's fantastic there. I usually stay in a Log Cabin with no one around for miles. I like to go with friends, but I'm also happy to be on my own with Nature.
    • Vinnie Jones
  • This is probably the freest life you could live.
    • Heimo Korth, The Last Alaskans, Season 2
  • But in the West today public places are no longer named after military victories. Our war memorials depict not proud commanders on horseback but weeping mothers, weary soldiers, or exhaustive lists of names of the dead. Military men are inconspicuous in public life, with drab uniforms and little prestige among the hoi polloi. In London’s Trafalgar Square, the plinth across from the big lions and Nelson’s column was recently topped with a sculpture that is about as far from military iconography as one can imagine: a nude, pregnant artist who had been born without arms and legs. The World War I battlefield in Ypres, Belgium, inspiration for the poem “In Flanders Fields” and the poppies worn in Commonwealth countries on November 11, has just sprouted a memorial to the thousand soldiers who were shot in that war for desertion—men who at the time were despised as contemptible cowards. And the two most recent American state mottoes are Alaska’s “North to the Future” and Hawaii’s “The life of the land is perpetuated in righteousness” (though when Wisconsin solicited a replacement for “America’s Dairyland,” one of the entries was “Eat Cheese or Die”).
  • Nobody is accidentally in Alaska, the People who are in Alaska are there because they choose to be, so they've sort of got a real frontier ethic. Those people are incredibly friendly, interesting, smart people - but they also stay out of each other's business.
    • Marcus Sakey
  • I've got 290 Days a year that I don't see anybody else. So, I need to make sure I have enough food to make it.
    • Sue Aikens, Life Below Zero
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External links edit

  •   Encyclopedic article on Alaska on Wikipedia