Alaska State Symbols, Facts & Info
The United States of America accepted Alaska as the 49th state to enter the union. Below, you will find the official state symbols and interesting facts about Alaska.
Date of Statehood:
January 3, 1959
663,661 (US Census 2005 estimate)
Most of Alaska's farms are dairies or poultry ranches, and the state's most valuable farm commodities are dairy products, potatoes, cattle, and eggs.
Alaska heads the nation in the value of its commercial catch, chiefly salmon, crab, shrimp, halibut, herring, and cod. Other industries important to Alaska's economy are oil, petroleum, wood, wood products, furs and tourism.
The Last Frontier
North to the Future
Forget-Me-Not (Legislation of 1917)
Sitka Spruce (Legislation of 1962)
Willow Ptarmigan (Legislation of 1955)
King Salmon (Legislation of 1962)
Four Spot Skimmer Dragonfly (Legislation of 1995)
Jade (Legislation of 1968)
Official State Seal:
Official State Flag:
State Commemorative Quarter:
From the 1999-2008 United States Mint 50 State Quarters® Program
State Postage Stamp:
From the 2002 United States Postal Service
Greetings from America series.
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