Map of Alaska

View of downtown Juneau from the Baranoff Hote...

View of downtown Juneau from the Baranoff Hotel, Juneau, Alaska, April 11, 2007 (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Alaska was granted U.S. territorial status in 1912, and entered the United States on January 3, 1959 as the 49th state.

Capital city: Juneau
Location: 58° 18’N, 134° 25’W

Commercial City: Anchorage
Location: 61° 13’N, 149° 52’W

In 1867 the British-North America Act established a monarchy state in Canada. Then, the U.S. Secretary of State William Seward urged his government to quickly purchase Alaska from Russia for the negotiated price of $7.2 million. Alaska is the 49th U.S. State.

You can EXPERIENCE THE AURORA overhead around 2 p.m. Saturday and Sunday. Marvel as the Northern Lights shimmer and glisten overhead through time-lapse footage captured in the Arctic Circle.

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