Destination of the Month: Alaska

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Destination of the Month: Alaska

Alaska is known as the ‘land of the midnight sun’ – the  49th state admitted to the Union by Dwight Eisenhower on January 3, 1959. Purchased in 1867 from the Russians, William H. Seward, America’s secretary of State, paid a cool $7.2 million.

The Seal of the State of Alaska was initially adopted prior to statehood, when the area was known as the District of Alaska. The first governor designated a seal of the district, featuring glaciers, northern lights, igloos, and an Eskimo ice fishing.

Known for its diverse terrain of open spaces, mountains and forests, with abundant wildlife and many small towns, Alaska is popular a destination for outdoor activities like skiing, mountain biking and kayaking. Massive Denali National Park is home to Denali (formerly called Mount McKinley), North America’s highest peak.

Read our destination guide and explore our array of articles about the fascinating country

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