Other Places to Find Information

Other Places to Find Information

Your local library should be able to provide these basic reference books, which include information about Alaska.

  • Encyclopedia Americana
  • World Book Encyclopedia
  • Almanacs (World, Alaska, Book of Facts)
  • Worldmark Encyclopedia of the States
  • The Statesman’s Year-Book
  • State Names, Seals, Flags, and Symbols
  • Alaska Milepost

Click here for online Alaska Historical collection of Gold Rush photos. Also, a catalog of Gold Rush photos can be ordered (cost: $5.00) by contacting the Alaska State Library-Alaska Historical Collections, PO Box 110571, Juneau, Alaska 99801-0804-0571 or telephone (907) 465-2925 or fax a request to (907) 465-2990.

Don’t forget to check out the following websites for information on Alaska.

Alaska Facts

State Nick Name: "The Last Frontier" - the name Alaska is derived from the Aleut word "Aleyska," meaning "great land."

State Motto: "North to the Future"

State Capital: Juneau, located in the Southeast region of Alaska, has a population of 31,275 (2010 Census)

Alaska Map:

Map of Alaska

Alaska Flag:

Alaska state flag is dark blue with yellow stars in the shape of the big dipper with the North star

NOTE: The State of Alaska is not responsible for the content/information on any site outside of a State of Alaska department.