Super Facts about Alaska
DID YOU KNOW?...
The U.S. purchased Alaska from Russia for just US$7.2 million in 1867.
A cat has been the mayor of Talkeetna, Alaska for 15 years.
The largest county in the U.S., located in Alaska, is roughly the size of Germany.
Alaska has a sand desert with dunes over 150 feet (45 m) high.
Every resident of Alaska gets an annual "oil royalty check", a payment representing their share of revenue from Alaskan oil. In 2008, it was US$2,069.