Alaska Facts

State of Alaska Fun Facts:

State Flower…………………………………………………Forget-Me-Not

State Gem……………………………………………………Jade

State Capitol.……………………………………………….Juneau

State Bird……………………………………………………Willow Ptarmigan

State Insect…………………………………………………Dragonfly

Population………………………………………………….722,718

Square Miles………………………………………………570,640

State Sport…………………………………………………Dog Mushing

State Motto………………………………………………..North to the Future!

For more detailed information on the State of Alaska, visit http://www.alaska.gov

Alaska’s Flag Theme Song

The Alaska State Flag was designed by 13-year-old Benny Benson while he was a resident at the Jesse Lee Home orphanage in Seward. The blue field is for the sky and the state flower, the Forget-Me-Not. The North Star is for the future of the state of Alaska, the most northerly of the union. The dipper is for the Great Bear – symbolizing strength.

“Eight stars of gold on a field of blue, Alaska’s Flag, may it mean to you; The blue of the sea, the evening sky, the mountain lakes and the flowers nearby; The gold of the early sourdoughs dream, the precious gold of the hills and streams; The brilliant stars in the northern sky, the “Bear”, the “Dipper”, and shining high, The great North star with its steady light, o’er land and sea a beacon bright, Alaska’s Flag to Alaskans dear, the simple flag of a last frontier.”