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Monday, December 16, 2013

Facts on Alaska

Alaska Facts
  1. The state motto is North to the Future.
  2. The jade is the official state gemstone.
  3. Gold is the official state mineral. It was named the state mineral in 1968.
  4. The four-spot skimmer dragonfly is the official state insect.
  5. In 1926 13-year-old Bennie Benson from Cognac, Alaska designed the state flag.
  6. Alaska has been called America's Last Frontier.
  7. Every four years Alaskans elect a Governor and a Lieutenant Governor to four-year terms.
  8. The Alaska State Legislature is made up of a Senate and a House of Representatives.
  9. Twenty senators are elected to four-year terms; forty representatives serve two-year terms.
  10. Alaska's Constitution was adopted in 1956 and became effective in 1959 making it the 49th state. 

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