17 October, 2007

State of Alaska Map Postcard

Time for my map cards of some US states, all cards courtesy of my co-members from Postcard Heaven. First in my collection is that of Alaska.

Alaska Map Postcard
(PH Wish from Sarah Konichek)


The state symbols of Alaska::

* State bird: Willow Ptarmigan
* State fish: King Salmon
* State flower: wild/native Forget-Me-Not
* State fossil: Woolly Mammoth
* State gem: Jade
* State insect: Four-spot skimmer dragonfly
* State land mammal: Moose
* State marine mammal: Bowhead Whale
* State mineral: Gold
* State song: "Alaska's Flag"
* State sport: Dog Mushing
* State tree: Sitka Spruce

We also have a US States fact cards with a fun fact that Alaska, 49th state, was called "Seward's Folly" because many people thought Secretary of State William Seward wasted money purchasing it (he gave Russia $7.2 million in 1867).

SOURCE:
Alaska Office of Economic Development

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